No matter if you are making thin- or thick-crust pizza, preparing the pizza pan for the dough is a simple task. Even perforated pizza pans designed for brick ovens or the grill are easy to prepare. This is a step that you can allow your children to do while you are making the dough or preparing ingredients for the pizza topping.
Things You'll Need
- Pizza pan
- Cooking oil
- Paper towel or basting brush
- Non-stick cooking spray
Traditional Pizza Pans
Pour a tablespoon of cooking oil on the surface of the pizza pan.
Use a paper towel or basting brush to coat the entire surface of the pan with the oil.
Sprinkle a tablespoon or two of cornmeal over the oil on the pan. This will insure the pizza dough does not stick to the pan and give the dough a traditional feel after cooking.
Perforated Pizza Pans
Place the perforated pan on paper towels.
Spray the surface with non-stick cooking spray, coating the surface evenly. The paper towels will keep the spray off your countertop or table.
Sprinkle cornmeal on the pizza pan, if desired.