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35 Minute Pizza

Before we discovered our little man had nut allergies, we would go pick up something or eat out on those nights when we are swamped or too tired to cook. As part of our little man's allergy management plan, we now try to eat most of our meals at home.

My husband came home on one of those nights when I had no dinner planned, let alone dinner on the table. When he asked me what was for dinner, I came up a brilliant idea of making my 10 Minute Cast Iron Pulled Pork Tortilla Pizza. The only issue was that we didn't have enough Mission flour tortillas.

I searched for a quick pizza dough recipe that can be baked right away, expecting not to find anything. Luck was on my side as I found this pizza dough recipe which takes only 30 minutes before dinner is on the table! The pizza will be ready in less than the time it takes to call for delivery.

This recipe yields a soft pillowy pizza dough and infinitely better than the store bought pizza. We made a margherita pizza for dinner that night, in case you are wondering. :)

Makes: 2 - 10 inch pizza

2-1/4 tsp active dry yeast (1 package)
1 tsp white sugar
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt

2 tbsp olive oil (to grease the cast iron skillet)

1. Place a cast iron skillet in the oven and preheat to 450 degrees F. If using a pizza pan, see details below.

2. In a stand mixer, dissolve yeast and sugar in water. Allow yeast to proof for 10 minutes until creamy. (I used this time to prepare my pizza ingredients)

3. Using a paddle attachment, whisk in oil and salt.

4. Switch to a dough hook and stir in the flour until smooth. Allow dough to rest for about 5 minutes. (You can use this time to get the ingredients ready or get yourself a drink)

5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat into a round disk. Using your rolling pin, roll the dough out into a round. You can also stretch the dough out by hand.

6. Using an oven mitt, take the cast iron skillet out of the oven. Add two tablespoons of oil to coat the bottom of the cast iron skillet.

7. Transfer the pizza crust to the cast iron skillet. Add desired toppings and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the pizza is golden brown.

8. Allow pizza to cool for a few minutes before eating.

Pizza Pan Method
  • Grease pizza pan with oil and dust with cornmeal. Do not put the pizza pan into the oven. Transfer the pizza crust to the pizza pan, add desired toppings and bake as per directions above.

Source: Slightly adapted from Allrecipes

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