This is a recipe that I know by heart.
Makes 1 large skillet pizza, or two medium ones, depending on skillet depth.
Liberally oil a 10” cast iron skillet and set aside. (Or two 6” skillets)
- 250 grams flour
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp yeast
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup water (110 degrees)
- Optional** 3 Tbsp ground flax
Make the yeast mixture: Combine 1 Tbsp yeast, 1 tsp sugar, and 1/4 cup water (110 degrees f)
Let yeast mixture rise for 15 minutes.
Make the flour mixture: combine 250 grams of flour, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt, and optional 3 Tbsp ground flax
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour the olive oil and yeast mixture into the well.
Mix until the dough is sticky, then firmly press dough ball into pre-oiled skillet(s)
Cover dough in skillet, and let rise for 1-2 hours.
Heat oven to 425 degrees f.
Place skillet on bottom of oven and bake for 5 – 7 minutes.
Remove pizza from oven
Add sauce, cheese, and any desired toppings
Return pizza to oven for 12-18 minutes, depending on amount of toppings.
Remove pizza(s) from oven and let them rest, in the skillet, for 10 minutes.
Remove pizza by the slice, or whole.
(For extra crispy crunch, safely hold the skillet under the oven’s broiler element for 15-20 seconds. )