In recent years, I've grown to love cooking with cast iron skillets. Paella, cornbread, and these cookies -- yum! My favorite cast iron piece is an eight-inch, beautifully-seasoned one of my mother-in-law's. One of the easiest things to cook in the skillet, I've found, is pizza.
We'd seen images of cast iron skillet pizzas online, but I decided to try it out. When our gas oven was broken recently, I was so happy to have this little skillet that fit beautifully into the toaster oven (which I use daily, anyway).
Typically, I whip up my own sauce. Making it yourself saves money and lasts through multiple pizzas.
I also make my own dough. Again, it is cheap and takes very little time. This recipe doesn't even call for sitting more than 5-10 minutes (though it also refrigerates well for a couple days, too).
I smear coconut oil in the cast iron skillet, and sprinkle it with cornmeal.
Here's the recipe I use for sauce. The key ingredient, I think, is fennel seed.
And here's the dough recipe I've used for years.
I'm determined to try out new and different pizza recipes, also, like a Thai pizza. Do you make your own pizza? What are your favorite methods and toppings?