The best thing about cooking is practice makes perfect, and I wanted to create perfection with homemade pizza. Here, I will share with you my pizza dough I make at home.
Cast Iron Pizza Dough
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 Tsp brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 2 Tbsp cornmeal
- 1 Tsp salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Grab a mixing bowl and pour in the warm water. Mix in the active yeast packet and let it sit for a few minutes. Measure out 3 cups of bread flour and add to the warm water. Then add the brown sugar, salt, and 1/4 cup of olive oil. Mix well.
I then lay the dough out on a surface lightly dusted with cornmeal. I knead the dough around for a few minutes into the cornmeal. Add more cornmeal if it is too sticky. After kneading it, I put the dough back into a buttered bowl. Cover the bowl and let it rise for about an hour. I put mine in the refrigerator to rise, but you can leave it out on the counter-top if you wish. You can use the dough after kneading it if you just can't wait for that delicious pizza, but I like to let mine rise. Remove the dough from the refrigerator; I like to let the dough sit for a few minutes to get room temperature.
If you have some sort of fancy pizza equipment you use, then work with what you got. I put my pizza dough in a cast iron skillet.
I first butter the skillet so the crust will be nice and buttery then I place the dough in the skillet and top with sauce and my favorite ingredients. Bake until crust is golden brown.
Editor's Note: I pan fried the dough for a few minutes, just until the crust was lightly browned then I placed the pizza into a preheated oven at 500F for 15 minutes (or until dough looks cooked and cheese is melted.) Dough made enough for 2 (10 inch crusts).
Skillet Pizza - Enjoy your pizza
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