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 the crust from the oven, and carefully flip it over once more.
Optional: Switch oven to Broil.Sprinkle prepared pizza crust evenly with a generous cup of shredded cheddar cheese, then place under broiler for 1-2 minutes to melt the cheese.Turn off broiler.
Top your pizza: Heat oven to 400°F | 205°C.Distribute toppings of your choice over prepared pizza crust.Place the pizza to the oven just long enough to warm toppings and melt any topping cheese; usually about 3-7 minutes, depending on toppings.
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 Dry Rub, and you're good to go!