During the pandemic, I am taking taste-bud journeys as I self-isolate rather than physical journeys. Here is my adapted recipe for my first attempt at making a Pourable Pizza topped with pepperoni and bell peppers. It was inspired by watching several of the Pourable Pizza videos on YouTube. I will include the link to the first one that I watched near the end of this blog.
Conclusion: This was super easy to make. It tasted pretty good. Like the video chef linked below, there is something slightly lacking in the flavor of the crust. It beats some of the microwave pizzas I have eaten in the past. I love the fact that I have total control of the ingredients. I also love the fact that I don't have to knead the dough, flip it, or use yeast. I adore the fact that the edges of the pizza crust are so crispy. However, I will likely use baking powder the next time I make it simply to see if that makes any kind of a difference in the texture or flavor.
Recipe - This is half of the recipe to make a smaller pizza. Feel free to double it to make one that is full-size. My recipe makes two 5.5 inch pizzas.
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasonings
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder [This is what I think I should have added and will in the future.]
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 egg (or 1/4 cup Egg Beaters)
- As much meat toppings as you desire
- As much pizza sauce as you desire
- As much veggie toppings as you desire
- As much mozzarella cheese as you desire
Please note: The recipe does not call for baking powder. I did not use it in mine, but I intend to add this, from now on.
- Step 1: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, mix together dry ingredients for the pourable pizza dough.
- Step 2: Add the wet ingredients. Stir. This will be the consistency of a pancake batter.
- Step 3: Either use a cast iron pan or silicone molds, as I did. Butter the total inside surface of the pan you intend to use.
- Step 4: Pour the batter into the pan. Make certain that it has spread out to cover all the bottom surface of the pan. It will be between 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch thick.
- Step 5: Add the meat distributed around the pizza dough.
- Step 6: Place this pan into the oven on the bottom rack. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the edges are golden brown and crispy-looking. [FYI - I think I should have taken my pan out at 17 minutes.]
- Step 7: Leave the oven on. Remove the pan from the oven. Add as much pizza sauce as you desire.
- Step 8: Add any veggies you desire. Then, cover the pizza with as much mozzarella cheese as you desire.
- Step 9: Return the pan to the oven and bake for 10 more minutes or until the cheese has melted and browned a bit. [FYI - I think I should have used the bottom rack as the crust almost got too well-done using the top rack.]
- Step 10: Turn off the oven. Remove the pan from the oven. Place the pizzas on a cooling rack.
- Step 11: Then, plate, slice, and serve.
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