First created in Finland, this Smoked Reindeer (Berlusconi) pizza is a very tasty meat pizza you should try at home.
Made with care, this pizza style has an enticing taste paired with an exotic scent.
Make sure to get the the best ingredients and add them to a delicious crust for you to take part in a nice meal together.
If you like Meat pizza with Tomato pizza sauce get ready for your stomach to rumble!
Pizza is a delicious food all around the world, but have you ever thought about branching out and trying different types of pizza from different cultures? Each country has their own unique take on pizza that offers a distinct flavor and texture.
For example, Neapolitan pizza from Italy is known for its soft and chewy crust while Greek pizza is known for its crispy crust and toppings like feta cheese and olives. You can try pizza from India, Japan, or even Mexico, which all have their own unique toppings and flavors.
Trying different types of pizza from around the world is a great way to expand your palate and discover new flavor combinations you may not have tried before. So next time you’re craving pizza, why not try something new and explore different types of pizza from around the world? It’s a fun and delicious way to broaden your horizons.
Pizza in Finland
In Finland, they eat fairly typical European meals, such as Meats, fish, Potatoes, rice or pasta. Pizza is growing in popularity throughout the area.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Finland here.
Smoked Reindeer Pizza Recipe
We’ve crafted a recipe for you to make a delicious home baked Smoked Reindeer Pizza , whether you’re using a backyard pizza oven or a pizza steel in your oven.
Smoked Reindeer Pizza Ingredients
Ensure you have enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce amounts below are for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
Smoked Reindeer Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Smoked Reindeer
- Chanterelle Mushrooms
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) tomatoes, whole or crushed
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 1/4 a small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Smoked Reindeer Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
If you don’t have much time, grab a premade pizza base at your local grocery store, or create your own homemade pizza dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around five minutes.
- Add the salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow centre in the flour. Slowly pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using your hands or spatula, gently combine the flour mixture until smooth. Then turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and hand knead for roughly five minutes.
- Place the dough mixture in to an oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until the dough has at least risen to double in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Hand knead gently for five minutes until reasonably smooth.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can make this delicious pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local store.
- Add ingredients in a large bowl, and stir or blend well.
- Ensure all ingredients are mixed together well.
- Keep mixture sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready. Enjoy!
- Keep sauce in fridge or freeze for future use.
Don’t forget that you can always add salt and pepper to your liking for the best taste.
Preparing Smoked Reindeer Pizza
Preheat your kitchen oven to approximately 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone (if you have one) or on a metal tray for the kitchen oven.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza oven, roll out to be smaller than your pizza peel.
First, spread the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or the blunt side of a knife.
You should start by adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.
The toppings to include on this pizza are;
- Smoked Reindeer
- Chanterelle Mushrooms
Whilst this pizza is fantastic on its own, or why not with another style of pizza?
Put the Smoked Reindeer pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the door and check the pizza.
This pizza should take approximately 15 minutes, however allow it to cook to personal taste.
There are thousands of varieties of Mushrooms, with different colors, shapes, and sizes. All of the edible ones are low in calories and fat, and contain modest amounts of fiber and various nutrients.
Mushrooms have been eaten and used as medicine for thousands of years. Button, Oyster, Portobello, Shiitake and Enoki are among the most popular Mushrooms to eat raw or cooked.
When making Smoked Reindeer Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have available, without spending lots of money. My basic pizza tool list is…
I use quality wooden boards constantly when making pizzas, botth to carry dough balls and to use when slicing baked pizzas.
The one pizza tool everyone should own. There are a few varieities to choose from, see how to cut pizza for more.
A pizza stone is a great way to up your pizza game at home. Read more about cooking with a Pizza Stone.
Chanterelle mushrooms are an interesting and unique topping to put on pizza. They can be found in a variety of colors, such as yellow, orange and white. Their flavor is quite distinctive and earthy with subtle hints of apricot or citrus.
When cooked properly, they impart a delightful texture to the pizza that is sure to tantalize taste buds. Chanterelles are best enjoyed when freshly harvested from the wild; however, dried versions can also be used in cooking dishes like pizza.
These facts will interest you.
The longest calzone came in at a whopping length of 18.22 m (59 ft 9.5 in) in July 2019. It was achieved by The Vaughan Pizza Fest and Roberto Vergalito (both Canada) at Revel Park in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.
Pizza as currency
The world’s first pizza ATM went live in 2016, at Xavier University, Ohio. Customers can purchase a medium pizza using a touchscreen, which the machine then heats up and dispenses through a slot.
That’s alot of pizza
There are over 61,000 pizzerias trading in the USA.
Keen on seeing more than Smoked Reindeer pizza? We have plenty of other Meat pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to make great pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.
Can I substitute parmesan for mozzarella in making pizza?
Of course! Actually I like to add a little parmesan to all my mozzarella, to give it a tangier taste. It is absolutely a personal choice how much of each cheese or what cheeses to use at all. That’s the fun of homemade pizza making – not having to eat whatever the pizza shop uses.
How hot are pizza ovens?
Pizza ovens can easily reach 700-850 degrees farenheit, and can get to 1000 degrees without too much trouble. This is far hotter than your typical electric or gas kitchen oven.
How many people does a large pizza feed?
The average person eats somewhere between 2-4 pizza slices, and with most large pizzas having 8-12 slices, it means an average of 3 adults could be fed. Add a salad or garlic bread for variety.
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