In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: cornmeal, flour, salt, baking powder, spice, brown sugar, and salt.
In a medium saucepan, heat milk and butter over medium heat until tiny bubbles begin to appear around the edge of the pan. Remove from stove and stir until butter is completely melted.
Add the hot milk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir to blend. Whisk in the beaten egg and thoroughly combine. Let batter set while you prepare skillet.
Heat a 10-inch cast iron skillet or round griddle over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles on the surface. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and swirl oil to thoroughly cover pan. Give the cornmeal mixture one more good whisking, then carefully pour prepared cornmeal batter into hot griddle and spread evenly with spatula.
Bake in preheated oven for 8-9 minutes, or until the top is set and the bottom is beginning to brown.
Remove prepared crust from oven, and switch oven to broil.Optional: If you wish, you can use a large spatula to carefully flip the crust over at this time. I do this because I like the browned part facing up, plus it gives the other side a chance to brown a bit too.
Sprinkle prepared pizza crust evenly with a generous cup of shredded cheddar cheese.Place under broiler for 1-2 minutes to melt the cheese.
Remove pizza crust from oven and distribute toppings of your choice over pizza. Depending on your topping choices, you may want to change the oven setting back from Broil to Bake at this time.Return to broiler just long enough to warm toppings and melt any topping cheese; about 2-3 minutes.
This recipe makes one 10-inch pizza. If your skillet is larger or smaller, adjust amounts accordingly.This is meant to be a basic crust recipe. If you want to change things up to go with your pizza toppings, go for it! Simply substitute in your favorite spice blend for the Spicy Skillet Dry Rub, and you're good to go!
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