Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

My son and his wife gave us 4 of these Skookie Cast Iron Pans for Christmas last year. They are most commonly used for a cookie/ice cream dessert (Skookies), but it came with a recipe for little pizzas too. We have loved these and have them very often. The crust is extra good using these pans. It crisps up just right. They are 6 1/2 " in diameter, so they are the perfect individual pizza size. The recipe makes enough for 6 pizzas. This makes a great Christmas present idea (or you could ask for some for your self!). (You can find them on line or in stores)
If you don't have these little pans, I'm pretty sure it would work in a regular cast iron skillet.
Traditional Skookie Pizza Dough
1 packet yeast (2 ¼ tsp)
1 tsp honey
1 tsp kosher salt
3 c. all purpose flour
1 c. warm water
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

In a bowl, mix ¼ c. water, yeast and honey. Let proof for 5 minutes until it is bubbly. Add remaining water (3/4 cup), olive oil, 1 cup flour and whisk until smooth. Add salt and remaining flour and stir until soft dough forms. Knead for 2-3 minutes. Let dough rise in an oiled bowl for 30 minutes. Turn dough out on a flat surface and cut into 6 equal parts and roll into balls. Place on oiled cookie sheet, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

BBQ Chicken Pizza
Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees.
Spread dough ball to cover skillet. Spoon your favorite BBQ sauce to cover dough and spread evenly. Sprinkle grated Mozzarella cheese over dough. Add cooked chicken (once again, I use the Costco rotisserie chicken) and chopped red onion. Cook at 500 degrees for 10-12 minutes on a room temperature skillet, or 6-9 minutes in a pre-heated skillet.

1 comment:

Kev and Aubs Shaw said...

I know you've mentioned them, but they look really good! We'll have to borrow the pans and give them a try. And the soup for the party was awesome. I know I'll be making that too.

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