Sunday, January 3, 2010

Iron Skillet Pizza and Our New Addition

The day after we returned from Kansas, we went to my sister's and picked up our new puppy. One of her dogs had puppies again, so I asked to have first dibs. Two puppies were born. We liked the white one. Say hello to Shiloh! He's a 7 week old Chihuahua. Shiloh is sooo cute! What a joy. We lost our dog, Max, several years ago at a young age. It was so hard that I fought getting another dog. Jimmy wore me down. I'm glad we did. Jimmy has done great with taking care of Shiloh!

I originally saw this recipe on Mommy's Kitchen. I have since bought the cookbook where the recipe is from - MeMa's Manna Recipes for the Busy Person. I have made a couple recipes from this book and all have come out good. The crust was one of the best I have ever made. I will definitely make this one again.

This was the first time I used my new iron skillet. The recipe made a lot of dough. It doesn't state in the book, but it makes enough dough for 2 pizzas. I used part for the iron skillet and the rest I put in my tortilla skillet. It was so yummy! My son went gaga for it!

The recipe had a sauce recipe, but I just used a jar of Ragu Pizza Quick. I made my pizza with just pepperoni and mozzerella cheese.
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 pkg dry yeast
1 tsp salt
3 cups flour
3 T melted shortening
1 tsp sugar
Dissolve yeast in warm water, salt and sugar. Add 2 cups of flour; beat well. Add melted shortening. Mix well. Add another cup of flour and knead on well floured surface. Put in oiled bowl and let rest for 30 minutes.
Divide into two and put into 2 well greased skillets. Add sauce, any toppings desired and cheese.
Put in hot oven (450 degrees) and bake until bown.


Alwayzbakin said...

OMG! He's so cuuuute! Enjoy him. ;)

Libby said...

What a cute dog! This looks wonderful...great comfort food and I bet it cooks really well on that iron skillet :)

Jennifer said...

Shiloh is just precious!

That pizza looks delicious!

Donna-FFW said...

Looks fantastic.!! Your puppy is just adorable Best of luck with him, enjoy!

kelly said...

he is just ot stinking cute.. makes me miss when rocky was that little