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How to make it

  • Dough
  • Mix flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, and yeast in bowl of stand mixer fitted with dough hook on low speed until incorporated, about 1 minute.
  • Add water and melted butter and mix on low speed until fully combined, 1 to 2 minutes, scraping sides and bottom of bowl occasionally
  • Increase speed to medium and knead until dough is glossy and smooth and pulls away from sides of bowl, 4 to 5 minutes
  • Coat large bowl with 1 teaspoon olive oil, rubbing excess oil from fingers onto blade of rubber spatula
  • Using oiled spatula, transfer dough to bowl, turning once to oil top; cover tightly with plastic wrap
  • Let rise at room temperature until nearly doubled in volume, 45 to 60 minutes
  • Using rubber spatula, turn dough out onto dry work surface and roll into 15- by 12-inch rectangle
  • Using offset spatula, spread softened butter over surface of dough, leaving 1/2-inch border along edges
  • Starting at short end, roll dough into tight cylinder. With seam side down, flatten cylinder into 18- by 4-inch rectangle
  • Cut about 1/4 of the rectangle crosswise. (This small ball can be used for another small pizza. Just flatten into a disc, wrap tightly in plastic, and throw it in the freezer.)
  • Working with the bigger ball, fold into thirds like a business letter; pinch seams together to form ball
  • Return ball to oiled bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and let rise in refrigerator until nearly doubled in volume, 40 to 50 minutes, or up to 6 hours
  • Assembling pizza
  • Preheat oven to 475
  • Coat 12 inch cast iron skillet with 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Transfer the dough ball to dry work surface and roll out into 15-inch disk about 1/4 inch thick
  • Transfer dough to pan by rolling dough loosely around rolling pin and unrolling into pan
  • Lightly press dough into pan, working into corners and 1 inch up sides
  • If dough resists stretching, let it relax 5 minutes before trying again.
  • Cut the mozzarella into strips and spread evenly over surface of dough. Add sausage
  • Spread tomato sauce over sausage
  • Sprinkle Parmesan over sauce
  • Bake until crust is golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes
  • Remove pizza from oven and let rest at least 10 minutes

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  • notyourmomma 7 years ago
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  • frankieanne 7 years ago
    Wow, that is one gorgeous pizza!!
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  • sparow64 7 years ago
    Love it! You done good, girlfriend!
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  • jett2whit 7 years ago
    Wowza!! I'm lovin' the sound of this ... and the picture too! Mama Mia!!
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  • a1patti 7 years ago
    Npw Wynne, this is my kinda pizza!! Save me a slice.
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  • pleclare 7 years ago
    I want some too. Looks fantastic....
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  • chuckieb 7 years ago
    I would so love to try this! It's gorgeous! I haven't even had my first coffee of the morning yet but I want that slice of pizza first. WOW!
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