Pan Pizza “Nonna Style”

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This is the way I grew up eating pizza. Pizza in a pan with sauce and cheese, sometimes different toppings. We NEVER bought pizza. In a family of immigrants, buying pizza was not something we did for many reasons…money and it was better homemade, quite frankly! This recipe is an homage to the pizza I grew up with.

Pan Pizza “Nonne Style”

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 11×16 pizzas

Ingredients
  

  • 800 g 00 Flour
  • 560 ml Warm Water
  • 18 g Salt
  • 3 g Active Dry Yeast (1 tsp)
  • 1 tsp Sugar or Honey (to feed yeast)

Instructions
 

  • To a large bowl, add water, yeast and sugar/honey. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to bloom.
  • After 10 minutes, add the flour and salt. Mix to combine all the ingredients and let it sit for one hour to hydrate.
  • After one hour, need the dough for 5 minutes until you achieve a smooth ball. Oil the bowl, place the dough into the bowl, cover and let it rise until it doubles in size, about 1 to 2 hours.
  • Once risen, punch the dough down and cut it into two equal pieces. Knead each piece into a ball and let it rest for 30 minutes covered. OR you can place the dough balls into a container and leave them in the fridge overnight. If you do this, take the dough out 30 minutes before you are going to stretch them out, so that they can come to room temperature.
  • Preheat your oven to 500°F for one hour prior to cooking the pizzas. I placed my pizza pans on top of hot pizza stones to ensure a good crust underneath. I also bake them at the lowest rack in my oven.
  • Oil the pan you will be using to bake the pizza. Stretch each dough ball out to the size of the pan. **It's easier to do it this way rather than placed the dough into the pan and try to stretch it out with oil underneath.**
  • Oil the top of the dough as well and let it rise until it becomes puffy, about 30 minutes. While it's rising cover it with plastic wrap so it doesn't form of skin.
  • Lower the oven to 450°F. Once the pizzas are puffy, add your pizza sauce to the top and bake it for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven and add the mozzarella and any toppings you were using. Place the pizza back in the oven until it has reached a golden brown color, about another 15 minutes, but the time may vary based on your oven.
  • Once the pizza is cooked, place, it onto a wire rack so that the bottom crust doesn't get soggy!

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