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Cast-Iron Pizza

Homemade pizza is so simple to make. Use ingredients you have on hand for your toppings.
Course dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine American, New England, Southern
Keyword cast iron pizza, homemade pizza
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 18 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 720kcal

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough:
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 to 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • In either a saucepan or in the microwave, warm the milk. Just slightly warmer than lukewarm.
  • Pour the warmed milk into a large mixing bowl of a stand-mixer. Add the lukewarm water, yeast and honey and stir with a spoon or whisk. Let sit for 3 or 4 minutes. Then add the eggs and olive oil and stir.
  • Add the flour and salt, mix using the beater attachment. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl occasionally with a rubber spatula or rubber table scraper. Beat on medium to high speed for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough gently for 5 minutes or so. Shape the dough into a round. Spray the mixer bowl with cooking spray or coat with a touch of olive oil. Place the dough back into the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm kitchen for 1 hour or until doubled. Punch down and let rise again, another hour.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and cut into 4 even pieces. Shaped into rounds and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Gently roll out a one piece of dough using a rolling pin into a sphere slightly larger than the bottom of your skillet. Try and keep the edges of the dough slightly thicker than the center. Grease a 10 or 12-inch cast-iron skillet with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Place the rolled out dough into the cast-iron skillet. Use your fingers to gently gather the edges and form a crust edge. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour. Gently brush the edges of the crust with an egg wash before baking.
  • Spoon sauce in the center and spread out towards the crust edges with the back of a tablespoon. Sprinkle with cheese and any toppings you desire. Bake in a preheated 500 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.
  • (If saving the dough for another day, simply spray a large zip-style bag with cooking spray and place 1 or 2 rounds in each bag. Place them in the fridge for up to 3 days.)

Notes

Cast Iron Pizza Tips:
Pizza dough: This recipe is a Greek-style pizza dough, traditional in New England. But, you can certainly use store-bought pizza dough for this pizza recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 720kcal | Carbohydrates: 132g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 7.9mg