I've found a crust recipe that comes really close to what I'm trying to do with my pizzas (imitation Pizza Hut), but the recipe assumes that you have a pizza pan. All I have are cookiesheets, though I'm also hoping to buy a good stone eventually. I've tried the recipe and using it with either of the recommended temperatures results in a pizza with an uncooked center. Any suggestions on how to adjust this so I get a fully-cooked pizza without burning the poor thing (as I've done once before, by underestimating the mighty broiler)?
In large mixing bowl combine:
2 cup Bread flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 pkg yeast
2 tbl yellow cornmeal
2 tsp granulated sugar
2 tsp Honey
1 TSP Baking Powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1-1/4 cup warm water (120 deg f)
2 tbl olive oil
Mix until all ingredients are combined. knead until smooth -- dough will be slightly sticky, but elastic. Let the dough rise in the refrigerator overnight to help develop the dough's flavor and elasticity.
Brush a 16” pizza pan heavily with olive oil (2 tbl), sprinkle lightly with cornmeal then place dough in pan, brush top of dough with additional olive oil and push into shape with the heal of your hand. Add 1-1/8 cup pizza sauce, sprinkle with 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, then add your favorite toppings; pepperoni, bacon, onion, etc. Top with crushed oregano. Make sure oven is hot and use the very lowest oven rack position. Do not open oven door while baking!
Black Pizza Pan -- Bake 9-10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, then 5-6 minutes under HI broiler.
Aluminum Pizza Pan -- Bake 11-12 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit, then 3-4 minutes under hi broiler.