Frying pan pizza is having a moment – and here's how you make it at home 2 weeks ago

Frying pan pizza is having a moment – and here's how you make it at home

Who doesn't love pizza?

I mean; honestly, I don't think I have met a single person – adults, kids, no one – who doesn't like pizza.

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And sure look – some like it one way – margarita purists, anyone? Others prefer lots of toppings and 'extras' – I'm a total pineapple-on-pizza girl myself – but at the end of the day, dough smeared with sauce topped with cheese – well, it really is a universal thing, and we cannot get enough.

To really nail that perfect crispy, charred crust, a pizza oven is your best bet. However, most of us don't have one, of course, and so we make do with oven cooking our pizzas – thinking – until now – that this was the best option.

However – guys – I am here to tell you this is not the case.

Enter frying pan pizza – AKA pizza cooked in a skillet (cast iron is best) on your oven top – then just finished off under the grill in the oven – and trust me, you're going to want to try this at home.

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Cooked in a searing hot frying pan, these easy to make pizzas have a lovely crisp bottom and oozy, melted top. Using a pan gives much more heat than an oven, and then a few minutes under the grill cooks everything evenly.

Ready? All you need is to make the dough and get your toppings ready.

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Ingredients

Dough

Serves 4

500g plain flour
7g packet easy bake yeast
2 tbsp olive oil
300-330ml water
Salt

Toppings

Tomato sauce – homemade or store bought

Mozarella (or other cheese)

Whatever you fancy on your pizza

Some dried oregano to sprinkle on top

 

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Method

  1. To make the dough, sift the flour into bowl and add the yeast, oil, water and a good pinch of salt. Bring together in the bowl and then tip out onto a floured surface. Knead for 8-10 minutes or until pale, smooth and soft. Place into an oiled mixing bowl and cover with a clean tea towel. Leave to prove for 30 minutes.
  2. Pre-heat the grill to high. Divide the dough into 4 and roll out into rounds that will fit into your frying pan. I do mine about 10 inches.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over high heat and add a tablespoon of the oil. Place one of the pizzas into the pan and spoon over some of the tomato sauce. Swirl it over the top, leaving a gap around the edge. Top with mozzarella and your other toppings. Leave for 1-2 minutes until the bottom looks golden and crispy. Reduce the heat if it's cooking too fast.
  4. Place the pizza under the grill to finish cooking on top. This should take about 2-3 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.