For dinner tonight, Jared and I tried our skills at homemade pizza! Ours was gluten-free, we opted for non-vegan by using salami, and organic pizza. We made everything from ingredients we bought from Whole Foods, so you can do this too!!
Check it out:
Crust: Namaste Foods Pizza Crust Mix (gluten free) ($5.29)
Sauce: Enricos Pizza Sauce ($2.99)
Cheese: 365 shredded mozzerella cheese 16 oz ($4.99)
Optional toppings! We used:
Naturalissima Uncured Genoa Salami ($4.99)
But feel free to add any toppings you like!
Start by heating your oven to 400 degrees. We put the cast-iron skillet in while the oven was still heating and left it in the heated oven for about 15 minutes. Just to warm it up. While this was warming, Jared made the crust by following the directions on the crust package.
** Note: It was incredibly sticky and we had a hard time transferring the crust from the mixing bowl to the flour/oil-coated surface to the lightly-oiled, hot cast-iron skillet. It stuck to our fingers and utensils and every surface it touched. So you might lose a bit of crust batter this way!
After we got our crust in the skillet, we cooked it in the oven at 400 for around 20 minutes (maybe less) then we took the skillet out and added our sauce, salami, and topped it off with cheese! We then cooked if for about ten minutes. We always cook by sight and touch (is the cheese melted? is the crust crispy all the way?), so it is hard to give exact times! Go with your instincts and senses.
After the crust and cheese is to your liking, remove the pizza from the skillet onto a ceramic plate to cool and cut!
Enjoy your amazingly simple homemade pizza!
Ours was gone before I could take any pictures, but let me tell you, it tasted better than it looked. And it looked fabulous!!!