Cast Iron Determination

Did things just a little bit differently this week for Pizza Thursday.  Sometimes Rocky can get a little anxious when the oven gets turned on (due to the over sensitive smoke alarm being located almost right above the stove) so in order to keep the peace, I went deep dish this week.

I used my regular dough for this and baked it in my 12 cast iron skillet.  Before adding the dough to the skillet, I greased it with a pat of unsalted butter (Kerry Gold).

I molded the dough around the skillet and pushed it up the sides a bit, then I filled it.

With pizza sauce and topped with:

  • Shredded mozzarella
  • Shredded Pepperjack
  • Red Onion
  • Shredded Carrot
  • Banana Peppers

Nothing fancy with toppings, I used what I had on hand.  We desperately need to get to the grocery store.  Food stuffs are running low!

At 425, this took about 40 minutes to bake.  It only took that long because of the crust, I used too much.  I think splitting the dough amount in half would have been a much better way to go.  While the crust was good, it was almost too thick and it took too long to cook.

Next time I’ll adjust!

We ate pizza and watched the Pens lose dramatically to the Islanders last night.  Oh man.  I am definitely concerned about the post season.

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