- 1lb pizza Best Pizza Dough, halved
- 1 1/2 cups pizza sauce
- 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup provolone cheese, shredded
- Sliced pepperoni
- 10–12 large, fresh basil leaves
- Pinch of oregano
- Olive oil
- Follow the instructions on how to make the Best Pizza Dough up to step 9 where you form a smooth ball.
- Divide the ball in half and gently reshape to 2 uniform smooth pieces of dough.
- Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil in 2 10″ Cast Iron Pans OR 2 10″ Round Cake Pans (be sure the cake pans can tolerate 550F). *550F is the max of my oven.
- Place 1 ball of dough in each pan and turn to coat evenly with oil.
- Using a flat palm, press the dough around the pan, flattening it slightly and spreading oil around the entire bottom and edges of the pan.
- Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let the dough sit at room temperature for two hours.
- After 1 hour has passed place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat it to 550°F. Yes, your oven will be on for an hour. You need a really, REALLY hot oven for this!
- After 2 hours the dough should be mostly filling up the pan to the edges.
- Using the tips of your fingers, press it around until it fills up the entire bottom of the pan, popping any large bubbles that appear.
- Lift up one edge of the dough to allow any trapped air bubbles to escape.
- Do this all the way around.
- Equally divide the sauce on top and spread it all the way to the edges (leave like a 1/4” space).
- Add the cheese, pepperoni and pinch of oregano.
- Bake 13-18 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown and crisp (use a thin spatula to lift).
- Top with basil leaves and bake for 30 seconds to a minute.
- Remove from the oven.
- To get a super crispy crust, place the cast iron pan on the burner (medium heat) and kind of move the pan around in a circular motion (like you’re making old fashioned popcorn) for a couple of minutes.
- Remove the pizzas from the pans and place on a serving board.
The additional things you would need for this is either 2 10″ Cast Iron Pan or 2 10″ Round Cake Pans . Just make sure the cake pans are heavy duty and can handle high heats!