Pizza In A Cast Iron Skillet
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 cup warm water
1 package yeast
2 1/4 - 2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons and extra olive oil
2 cups homemade or jar marinara, pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce
1/4 pound mozzarella cheese, grated
1/4 pound fontina cheese, grated
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 pound browned meat, salami, pepperoni, sausage, or any combination OPTIONAL
1/4 pound veggies - your choice OPTIONAL
In large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle yeast over, stir
slightly and let stand about 5 minutes to bloom. Stir in 2 1/4 cup flour,
cornmeal, salt and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Blend well and then knead in
remaining 1/4 cup flour, about 5 minutes.
Put in deep, oiled bowl, coat by turning dough over.
Coat with plastic wrap allowing dough to double, about 1 hour.
Punch down and knead four times. Press into a 10 1/2" oiled cast iron
skillet. Allow to rise about 15 minutes.
Heat oven to 500 degrees.
Combine all the cheese and divide in half.
Press dough down slightly around edge of pan to make a rim to the crust.
Spread half of the cheese first over crust.
Spread half of the sauce over the cheese.
Spread half of the meat and or veggies over the sauce.
Repeat with remainder of your toppings.
Bake 15 minutes, reduce to oven to 400 degrees for ten minutes. WATCH so it doesn’t burn, ovens vary
Source: Ro Ro