Who can argue with pizza night? This recipe is for a pan pizza dough which is soft and doughy. It can be baked in a skillet or just about any pan you have that can be used in the oven safely. The amount of pizzas you can make with this dough varies upon size of skillet or pan you use.
- 1-2/3 cups warm water
- 2-1/2 tsp active dry yeast
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- In large bowl add water, yeast, and salt. Stir until dissolved.
- Stir in olive oil.
- Mix in flour.
- Turn dough out on floured board and knead for about 5 minutes.
- Grease inside of medium bowl. Place dough in bowl and flip dough over so that the dough top is also greased. Cover and let rise in warm place until double in size.
- Punch down dough and turn out onto lightly floured board. Knead out bubbles. The dough is now ready to be made into pizza.
- There are many ways to make pan pizza. One of my favorite ways to make pan pizza is to cut the dough into thirds, grease the inside of a large skillet with olive oil, and press down 1/3 of the dough into the pan so that it comes up the sides of the skillet a little. I then add my favorite toppings (or have the kids dress up the pizza) and bake the pizza at 450 degrees F until done. The other 2 thirds can be bagged and frozen for up to a month or placed in plastic containers and refrigerated for the next day.
- Other pans can be used to make your pan pizza. In other words, use what you have: a pie dish, a rectangular pan, etc. Grease the bottom and sides of the pan before placing the dough in it so that the pizza does not stick to the pan.
- Remember, the dough is made with yeast and will rise a bit while baking.
- You don’t need fancy pizza pans or baking stones to make a delicious pizza that the whole family can enjoy.