You will need a 12 inch square or round pan with atleast an inch edge. A stone ware pan is the best but don't let that stop you from making these awesome and easy pizzas at home as you can even use a metal large cake pan or a rectangular pan like the kind you use for lasagna just so long as it has an inch edge. I would not use glass/Pyrex since the heat used for this recipe is so high.
Ingredients (For 2 Pizzas)
My Pizza Dough Recipe (Or 2 pizza doughs from the Bakery or use 2 Frozen bread doughs-defrosted)
2 cups Italian tomato sauce (1 cup per pizza)
3 cups mozzarella cheese (11/2 cups per pizza)
1/2 cup Grated Parmigiana ~OR~ Romano Cheese (1/4 cup per pizza)
A dusting of cornmeal for the bottom of the pan
Toppings of your choice, pile em on!: pepperoni, salami, roasted peppers, roasted onions, anchovies, basil leaves.......................................
Preheat your oven to 550. And if you have a convection oven turn the fan on. Place the rack on the second to the last shelf of the oven.
Put a good 1/4 cup olive oil in the bottom of the pan. This will help create a crispy crust!
Separate your dough into 2 balls. Lightly oil the dough and your hands.
Take your round pieces of dough and lay them in the pans and dimple and press to fit in. If it starts resisting let it rest a few minutes and then try again. Do this until it fills the entire pan up including the corners.
Dimple the dough one last time and let it rest and slightly rise for about 15-20 minutes.
Spread out the sauce, then the grated cheese, and then the mozzarella. Lastly add your choice of toppings.
Immediately take a knife and loosen any edges that may have stuck to the side.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes before cutting.
You can cut 4 big squares or 8 smaller wedges. If you are using a rectangular pan cut into 8 squares.