1 teaspoon instant dry yeast
1 cup warm water (milk or apple juice may be substituted)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons coarse salt
1/3 cup oil
3 cups all purpose flour
1 15 ounce can tomato sauce or marinara sauce
1 lb shredded mozzarella cheese
Combine flour, sugar, salt and instant yeast in mixing bowl. Add water and canola oil. Using the dough hook of an electric mixer, mix on low speed for 1-2 minutes, or until dough comes together. You can also knead the dough by hand. Begin by stirring the ingredients with a large spoon. When most of the flour is incorporated turn dough out on your counter and continue kneading by hand for 10 minutes.
Increase speed to medium-high and continue to mix for another 4-6 minutes or until the dough is elastic.
Apply a thin coat of oil to the dough’s exterior. Place in bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 45-60 minutes. Allowing the dough to rest is not always necessary but it gives the gluten a chance to relax, making it easier to roll out. But if you’re in a rush to get supper on the table just continue as directed.
Use a rolling pin to roll dough to approximately 1/8” thickness. Press the cone cutter into the rolled out dough. Use your finger to apply a little water to the edge of the dough. Fold dough over so the edges meet and form a cone. Run the dough docker over the edge of the seam to close; flip over the cone of dough and repeat on other side of seam. Let the cone rest on the cutting board for 10-15 minutes.
Repeat process for remaining cones.
Preheat oven to 400°F. After dough has rested on the cutting board for 10-15 minutes, slip dough over the cone mold and bake for 6-7 minutes, or until outer crust is just beginning to brown. Remove cones from oven and cool for 2 minutes. Remove cone from mold and place into the pizza cone holder. Fill pizza cone with seasoned tomato sauce or marinara, cheese and your favorite add-ins. Return to the oven for another 8 minutes, or until fillings are warm and bubbling. Let pizza cone rest a few minutes before eating.
NOTE: Pizza cone ingredients will settle while baking in oven. Be sure to stuff ingredients to the brim of the cone before baking.