Deep Dish Skillet Pizza


Layers and layers of meat, cheese, tomatoes and veggies. So many variations for you to be creative. Have fun while arranging each layer, remember this is pretty fail proof because you are using ingredients of your choice. There is no need to add extra salt because salt is imparted by most of the meats and cheeses. The crust is a cross between biscuit and pizza dough. This is one hearty pizza.


Pizza dough:
1 1/4 cups warm water
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups flour
1 3/4 cups self rising flour
1/4 cup semolina
2 heaping teaspoons of dried yeast

Pizza Ingredients:
2 cups of tomato sauce
1 lb of ground sirloin, browned and crumbled
1 lb sausage, fried and crumbled
1 package of thin pre-sliced pepperoni
1/2 lb sliced ham
crumbled bacon
two onions (sliced very thin or caramelized)
1 large red pepper, sliced thin
4 ounces mushrooms (fresh or sauteéd)
1 small jar of marinated artichokes (drained)
1/2 cup pitted olive slices
minced parsley about 3 tablespoons
grated Romano cheese
3 cups of shredded mozzarella, and/or provolone, and/or cheddar

                                                                                       Preheat oven to 425º F

1. Place all "pizza dough" ingredients in order into a bread machine and set on dough position, once it is kneaded unplug the unit and wait until the dough rises double in size. (Or knead by hand and place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until double in size.)
2. Punch down lightly and let rise for 1/2 hour more. Handling gently, line a well greased cast iron skillet with the dough and let rest for 10 minutes more.
3. Then layer with your choice of ingredients listed above, starting with the cheeses, meats, vegetables and tomato sauce. Repeat the pattern ending with the tomato sauce on top.
4. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.

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