Pizza cubana

A typical Cuban street food. This pizza does not have many ingredients, it is different from what you can buy in restaurants or palates, it is a pizza to eat on the street.

Pizza cubana

For 3 Cuban pesos, about 12 euro cents, you can buy a portion of Cuban pizza in the little windows that you can find in places like Obispo Street in Old Havana.


For the mass

  • ¼ liter of water
  • ½ cup of warm water
  • 1 sachet of yeast
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 cups wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Sugar
  • Extra flour to work the dough

Other ingredients

  • Oil
  • Ketchup
  • cheese
  • Ham


1– Put the warm water in a bowl and pour the yeast, let it stand for about 5 minutes without removing it.

2 – In another bowl, put 2 cups of wheat flour with salt and a little sugar

3– Mix the contents of the 2 containers and stir until well mixed

4– Pour the oil and make a dough incorporating the rest of the flour.

5– Put some flour on a smooth surface, put the dough, and knead until it is elastic and not sticky

6– Leave it to stand for about an hour and a half in a large bowl and cover it with a damp cloth.

7– After this time the mass will have taken volume

8– Remove the dough from the container and put it on a surface where you can work with it.

9– Divide in portions according to the size you want to give the pizza and let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes

10– Shape the pizza helping you with a roller and your hands, giving it the right thickness to your taste

11– Put the dough on baking paper and give it oil with a brush, especially on the edges

12– Take the tomato sauce, do not throw too much, the cheese, ham and other ingredients that you want to put

13– Put it in the hot oven at about 260º for 8-12 minutes until golden brown and serve

Pizza cubana


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