How To Make Pizza In A Frying Pan
Grab a frying pan because tonight we’re making pizzas from scratch with Gousto’s easy DIY Pizza Base recipe.
Our no-knead, no-prove dough recipe couldn’t be easier. Normally with pizza, you need to wait up to an hour before baking – but with our dough? No kneading, no waiting around, no problem.
It’s available to order on the menu now, but if you just can’t wait that long – here’s the full recipe so you can make it yourself.
For your frying pan pizza, you’ll need:
Serves 2 (double the recipe for 4)
Cooking time: 45 minutes
7g fast action dried yeast
225g strong white bread flour
1 tsp salt
175ml warm water
Plain flour (for dusting)
A frying pan
A large bowl
A large baking tray
A plastic or silicone spatula to mix the dough
Step 1: First, preheat your oven to 240ºC / 220ºC (Fan) / 475ºF / Gas Mark 9 and put a large baking tray in the oven to heat up. Then add your yeast to a large bowl with 100ml of warm water and 1 tsp sugar. Give it a good mix up and set aside for 5-10 minutes while you make your delicious Italian-style toppings.
Step 2: After your toppings are prepped, your yeast should have started to activate and bubble.
Once this happens, tip your semolina, strong white bread flour and salt into the bowl with the yeast.
Step 3: Gradually add up to 75ml of warm water to the bowl a little at a time (you may not need all of it!).
Step 4: Gently mix with a plastic spatula until a sticky dough ball has formed.
Step 5: Tip the dough ball out onto a floured work surface.
Step 6: Cut into 2 pieces (you don’t need to knead the dough!).
Step 7: Then toss each dough ball in a light dusting of flour until coated.
Step 8: Press each dough ball in the centre and gently push outwards with your fingertips.
As you do this, leave the outer edge of the pizza untouched, so your dough starts to form a crust. Don’t worry if your dough starts to rip, just stick it back together and keep going!
Top tip: As you shape it, dust the dough lightly with flour to stop it sticking.
Keep going until your base is slightly smaller than a side plate (you’ll make them bigger in the pan!)
Step 9: Heat a large, dry, wide-based pan over a high heat.
Step 10: Once hot, carefully add the pizza base to the pan, pushing the dough out to the edge to help shape the crust.
Top tip: Picking up the pizza dough can be tricky (you don’t want it to rip!), so gently flip it over the back of your hand to transport it to the pan.
Step 11: Dollop half of the sauce on each pizza, and spread it evenly with the back of the spoon (careful, the pan is very hot!)
Step 12: Cook the pizza base for 3-4 minutes, or until the crust has started to puff up. Then remove the heated trays from the oven, and slide the pizzas on to the tray.
Step 13: Top your pizzas, and put the trays back in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the crust has puffed up and browned.
You’re officially a pizza chef (also known as a pizzaiola)! Finish off your pizza with our recipes for incredible toppings inspired by classic Italian dishes, including Pizza Carbonara, Pizza Bianca with Truffled Mushrooms and more.
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