Pan Pizza – Closet Cooking

Pan Pizza

Pan Pizza

Prep Time:20 minutes Rest Time:9 hours Cook Time:10 minutes Total Time:9 hours 30 minutes Servings: 6

A homemade pan pizza with a thick and chewy dough and a crispy golden brown crust, all topped off with plenty of melted cheese and your favourite pizza toppings!

    For the dough:
  • 2 1/3 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon active yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • For the pizza:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 ounces pepperoni, sliced (optional)
    For the dough:
  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl until just mixed, cover, and let sit, in the fridge, for 8-16 hours. (Note: It is a wetter dough.)
  2. For the pizza:
  3. Spread the oil over the bottom of a large cast iron skillet (or heavy bottomed pan), transfer the dough to the pan and spread it over the bottom, by pressing it out with your fingers, before letting it sit for 1 hour at room temperature.
  4. Sprinkle half of the cheese over the dough, making sure to cover the edges so that the cheese melts down around the crust on the side of the pan.
  5. Sprinkle the pizza sauce over the cheese, followed by the remaining cheese and the pepperoni (or your favourite pizza toppings).
  6. Bake in a preheated 500F/260C oven, on the bottom shelf, until the cheese is golden brown and bubbling, about 10-15 minutes.
  7. Check the bottom, by lifting up the edge with a knife or a spatula, and if it’s not a deep golden brown and crispy, transfer to the stove and cook until the bottom is crispy!
  8. Run a knife around the edge of the pan and transfer to a cutting board before slicing and enjoying!

Option: Garnish with 1 pinch oregano!
Option: Garnish with 1 pinch red pepper flakes!
Option: Garnish with 1 tablespoon parmesan!
Option: Garnish with torn fresh basil!
Option: Use your favourite pizza toppings!

Nutrition Facts: Calories 496, Fat 26g (Saturated 10g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 54mg, Sodium 593mg, Carbs 42g (Fiber 1g, Sugars 2g), Protein 21g

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