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No Oven Pizza

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I think I have complained before about my oven It’s a gas oven and  I’m lucky if it will get to 250*. When I get the gas filled it may get to 300* but it doesn’t last very long.

I love to bake – so this is very frustrating for me. (I have a call in to finally get it fixed!) To make matters worse I had an electric convection oven that I would bake most things in (that I could fit) and it died the other day. So I have not been able to bake much.

We love pizza and the other day I had made English Muffins using my cast iron skillet. I was surprised how great they tasted and that they cooked all the way inside. So I thought – why no try to make a pizza in the cast iron skillet?

I was very happy with the way it turned out. It had the flavor of a brick oven pizza. The only thing I would have liked is if I could have put it under a broiler to brown the cheese. It was hot and melted – so it still tasted great!


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First you need to make or buy some dough. Here is my favorite bread machine pizza dough recipe. You just throw all the ingredients in your bread machine and it’s done. Super cheap and very good! (I may substitute 1 teaspoon of garlic salt for the salt next time.)

 

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Once it is done you should be able to separate it into 4 or 5 small balls. Flour the work area and roll them out to about the size of your cast iron skillet.

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Put them on a cookie sheet with cornmeal (or flour like I did because I didn’t have cornmeal) and let them rise in a warm spot for about 25 minutes.

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Pre-heat your cast iron skillet. Add your pizza dough. Cook for about 4 minutes and then flip.

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Add your sauce, cheese, and toppings and let it cook for another 4-5 minutes. I put a lid on it to help melt the cheese – but I left the lid propped up on the side to make sure the condensation didn’t drip on the pizza. If you have a broiler – you can put it under the broiler until the cheese is melted. I like it to be a little brown.

So that is it! It’s super easy and tastes awesome. The cast iron gives it a great taste that you don’t get from cooking it in your oven.

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curiouskit10

Monday 3rd of February 2014

Yum! Good idea. I recommend trying this with a cornbread base and southern flavors ('cause cornbread in the cast iron skillet is amaaaaazing).

john hutchens

Sunday 2nd of February 2014

what a great idea this would be great in summer . Throw the cast iron skillet on the grill to make this. Thanks

Evangelia Kollia

Sunday 2nd of February 2014

Oh this pizza looks so yummy! And i love the no oven idea!

marilyn cada

Sunday 2nd of February 2014

never heard of making pizza using iron skillet... gotta try it sometime

krystel

Saturday 1st of February 2014

this still looks very easy

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