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Pepperoni & Bacon Pizza in Cast Iron Skillet

3/4 cup warm water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tsp active yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups all purpose flour

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons alfredo sauce
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp basil
2 tbsp grated parmesan
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tsp garlic powder
6 slices bacon cooked
Lots of pepperoni
2 tablespoons cornmeal

Pour water in mixing bowl.
Add in sugar. Mix until dissolved.
Add in yeast. Leave it until yeast starts to bubble.
Add in salt, olive oil, and flour.
Put your hand in the middle of the bowl and move in a circular motion until all ingredients combine into a dough.
Pour dough out onto floured surface.
Knead for 3 – 5 minutes. (If you aren’t sure how to do this, watch the video.)
The dough will get less sticky and can easily be formed into a ball when it is ready.
Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil in mixing bowl.
Place ball of dough in mixing bowl and be sure to cover all sides of the dough with oil.
Place a warm damp towel over bowl and place in a warm area.
It takes 1 1/2 – 2 hours for the dough to rise.

After dough has risen, remove towel and punch dough in the center.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place cast iron skillet on stove over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Mix together melted butter and garlic powder.
Place dough onto a pizza pan and use your fingers to shape the dough.
Once cast iron has heated for 5 minutes pour a tablespoon or so of olive oil in skillet.
Make sure to coat skillet well.
Then sprinkle cornmeal over skillet.
Carefully transfer the pizza dough from the pan to the skillet.
Shape as quickly as possible. The skillet will be hot. This is why I shape the dough on the pizza pan first.
Take a basting brush and cover crust with garlic butter.
Add Alfredo sauce.
Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and basil.
Add cheese, crumbled bacon, and pepperoni.
Sprinkle with grated parmesan.
Top with a little more cheese.
Place in oven for 10 – 15 minutes or until crust if browned and cheese is melted.
Remove and enjoy!

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