Cooking - Stove Top Pizza

9:06 AM

Stove Top Pizza
At the top of the list of things I've leaned in the last 24 hours is : Yes, you can make pizza on your stove top!!!

BackStory:  I came home last night to discover that my oven wasn't working.  We're having work done on the house so we've been having random electrical issues.  Last night it was, apparently, the oven's turn to not work!  (Blasted oven)  Since I posted this sign on the chore chart in the morning

Chore Chart Sign
mama had promises to keep.  And so, I improvised!

For this recipe you will need:
Pizza Dough (homemade or store bought it fine)
Skillet or flat pan
Basil (optional)

Note:  My kids will only eat cheese pizza.  If you'd like to add other toppings, that's fine, but make sure that meats are fully cooked.

I make homemade pizza dough.  It's SUPER easy and the ingredients are always on hand.

Pizza Dough
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 envelope dry yeast
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 cup WARM - NOT HOT water

Mix everything in a bowl and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.

A while back I did an entire blog post about homemade pizza.  You can find that here.

If you don't have the ingredients on hand or if you're not in the mood to make dough, you can usually buy a ball of fresh pizza dough at the supermarket or a local pizza shop for about a $1.

Pre made dough works too!

What To Do:
Gather your ingredients so that you have everything within reach.  Parts of this process go quickly.  Place your skillet over medium heat and allow the pan to get hot.

Pre-heat your pan
While the pan is heating roll the dough to your desired thickness.

Roll out the dough
Once the pan is hot, drizzle it with oil.

Drizzle hot pan with oil
Brush any excess flour from the dough and add it to the pan.

Add dough to hot pan
Dock your dough. (That means polk it with a fork to make holes.)  Docking the dough prevents air bubbles in the dough.

Dock your dough
Cook until the bottom of the dough is light brown.  Now turn the dough over.

Turn the dough over
 Working quickly, add sauce, cheese and other toppings.

Add sauce, cheese and other toppings
Quickly add cheese and toppings
You don't want the dough to burn before the cheese fully melts.  Lightly cover the pizza with foil or pan lids.  Be sure to leave room for steam to escape.

Tent the cooking pizza
 When the cheese is melted and the dough is lightly brown on the bottom, remove the pizza from the pan.


Bottom dough perfectly brown!
Ready to eat!


Now for a few glamour shots!

Ready for my close up!

Dinner Time!

Thin crust version

If the crust is brown before the cheese if fully melted, turn the fire off but leave the pizza on the stove with the cover on. for few minutes.  The heat from the pizza will melt the cheese.

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