Saturday, April 17, 2010

Stove Top Pizza

Yesterday I was craving a pizza, a fresh crispy pizza. None of that frozen stuff they dare call pizza. I wanted the real deal, but sadly I don't own an oven. So looked for a way to make a fresh pizza without an oven or a microwave. I read somewhere that in India they make pizzas in cast iron skillets. I decided to give it a go and it worked!
Slice and serve!

To make the crust:
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 pinch of salt
2 3/4 tsp. baking powder
2/3 cup to 1 cup of water
1 tsp. olive, canola, peanut or vegetable oil

1- In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt. Add the oil. Gradually add the water while you mix the ingredients, mix until you can form a ball with the mixture. Mixture should not be sticky.
2-Knead over a floured surface for a few minutes, between 3-4 minutes.
Knead the doug for a few minutes
3- Grease your skillet, I suggest using a cast iron skillet because it distributes the heat better, but I sud a non-stick pan and it worked too. You can use whatever you like ffor greasing, I used PAM Baking spray.
4- Roll out your dough and place it on the skillet, like a pie crust leaving some crust for the borders. I dont have a roller, so I used a big jar.
roll out the dough
5- Now fill your pizza with the ingredients you prefer. My veggie pizza has tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, green peppers, onions, a bit of grated Parmesan cheese and parsley.
fill with your favorite toppings
6- Place on the stove in low heat, you want the cheese to melt and the veggies to soften before the crust gets toasted.
Place on Low heat
7- Cover your pizza and let cook from 10 to 20 minutes depending on the thickness of your crust. Mine were pretty thin so it took about 10 minutes. I brushed a little of butter on the crust that showed on the top so it would look more golden.
cover and let cook for 10-20 mins
almost ready!
8- Now that it's done, just take out of the fire, slice and enjoy!
Slice and serve!

Have a good weekend!
Maria Isabel
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8 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea, in South Asia they don't have ovens at all at the moment even though many are slowly buying stove cookers with built in ovens but they have to use cylinders for gas so many may not use it to keep costs low. They make rice, chicken etc... like this on a stove and it tastes just as nice :D.

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  2. Oh man, what a great idea! I can't wait to try this!!

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  3. muy interesante lo intentaré

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  4. What a idea it is.. really nice..
    Great idea to prepare the toppings ahead of time. Thanks for the tips. I have carpel tunnel so I appreciate your

    hand-saving tips. Pizza Rollers

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