Friday, January 9, 2009

Deep Dish Pizza

Get ready for the best deep dish pizza you've ever had. Take the best Pizza Hut pepperoni deep dish pizza and combine it with Davanni's and you get this............

This recipe is adapted from America's Test Kitchen and it is perfect! We like the sauce on top of the cheese, but feel free to mix it up.

The Dough
2 T olive oil
3/4 c milk plus 2 T, warmed to 110 degrees
2 t sugar
2 1/3 c flour
1 pkg yeast
1/2 t salt

Mix milk, sugar, and oil. Set aside.
In mixer combine flour, yeast, and salt. Slowly add the milk mixture and knead until shiny and smooth, about 5 min.
Place in lightly greased bowl and let rise in a warm place for 20 min until puffy and slightly risen.
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Coat two 9" cake pans with 3 T of oil each. (No this is not too much oil, you have to do this!)

The Sauce
1 T olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
salt and pepper

Cook oil and garlic in medium suacepan over low heat until fragrant, about 2 min. Add tomatoes, increase heat to medium, and cook until slightly thickened, 10-15 min. Season with salt and pepper.

Divide dough in half, and roll each half into a ball shaping into a 9 1/2" round and press into oiled cake pan. Set in a warm place and let rise about 20 min.
While dough rises, put half of pepperoni in single layer on microwave-safe plate lined with paper towels. Cover with 2 more paper towels and microwave on high for 3o seconds. Set aside.

When dough is ready, press 1 1/2 c cheese gently onto dough, ladle 2/3c sauce on top of the cheese, leaving 1/2" border. Top with pepperoni. Sprinkle with parmesan and italian seasoning. Bake for 20 min on the bottom rack. Let rest for 1 min. then transfer to cutting board and serve.

Get ready for golden, crunchy, cheesy, saucy goodness!


Granola said...

Yum! I'm always on the look out for a good pizza crust.

Granola said...

Wow - this was delicious! This will go in the "companies coming" file. Thx!