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Recipe: Tasty Double Crust Deep Dish Pizza

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Double Crust Deep Dish Pizza. Trust me, I know Chicago pizza. Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza is vastly different from other pizzas, so much so that not even the dough is the same. This dough recipe is similar to other hand tossed recipes.

Double Crust Deep Dish Pizza The sausage patty added a LOT of grease to the pizza but then the diet conscious probably aren't going to be indulging in deep dish Chicago style pizza; ) Certainly need to cover the edges of the pan in foil so the crust doesn't over-brown. I left the sugar out of the tomato sauce just not a sweet sauce fan. Stir in mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, Parmesan cheese and oregano. You can have Double Crust Deep Dish Pizza using 18 ingredients and 12 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Double Crust Deep Dish Pizza

  1. It’s of Yeast Preparation.
  2. Prepare 1 envelope of active dry yeast (quick rise).
  3. You need 1 tsp of sugar.
  4. It’s 1/3 cup of warm water 130°F.
  5. It’s of Dough.
  6. Prepare 3 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour.
  7. Prepare 2 tsp of coarse salt.
  8. Prepare 1/4 cup of vegetable oil.
  9. It’s 1 1/3 cup of warm water.
  10. It’s 1/3 cup of Margarine.
  11. It’s of Other Ingredients.
  12. It’s 3 Lbs of Fresh Mozzarella shredded.
  13. Prepare 2 lbs of mild bulk sausage (no casings).
  14. You need 1 Lb of bacon (cooked and chopped).
  15. It’s 1/2 Lb of sliced Honey Ham deli meat (cut into squares).
  16. You need 1/2 Lb of dry pizza pepperoni.
  17. It’s 14 oz of Pizza Sauce.
  18. You need 1 of small Onion (diced).

The Chicago-style deep-dish pizza also referred to as a pan pizza has a deep crust that allows for lots of room to pile on those toppings! Despite the deep crust, a good Chicago-style deep-dish pizza should not have a super thick crust. Deep-dish pizza has a long history in the city of Chicago, where it's revered as a delicious native invention. The crust, based on a recipe whose supposed provenance is Chicago's Pizzeria Uno, has an unusual flaky/tender texture, and great taste — courtesy of three types of fat: vegetable oil, olive oil, and butter.

Double Crust Deep Dish Pizza instructions

  1. Add the warm water and sugar to a bowl mix, then add the yeast and let rise for 10 minutes. Water temperature should be 120 °F. Set aside and let sit for 5 minutes until yeast is foamy..
  2. Combine all ingredients when yeast is ready and mix with dough hooks. Place a small amount of olive oil in a large bowl and place the dough ball in and roll it as to cover dough with oil to prevent drying. Cover with a plastic wrap and put in oven with the light on for 1 hour..
  3. While dough is rising. Fry the Ham over medium heat for a few minutes to cook off some of the moisture. Otherwise you will have a soggy Pizza.
  4. Fry the bulk sausage meat. Stir and break it up into small pieces as it is cooking. Once cooked drain oil from sausage crumbles and set on paper towel till dough is ready..
  5. Divide dough into 2/3 and a 1/3 size portion. Roll the 2/3 size ball into a circle approximately 16 inches, the dough should be large enough to cover a 10 inch spring pan all the way up the sides..
  6. Start building pizza with 1 layer of pepperoni on bottom, next add 2 lbs of the shredded mozzarella. Now add half of the diced onions..
  7. Roll out the remaining dough to 11 inch circle. Place this dough inside on the layer of onion and press to the sides of the other dough wall to join the 2 crusts about the halfway filled point..
  8. Now we cut 4 slices into that middle crust to allow steam out. Similar to a pie crust..
  9. Finish the pizza building by adding the sausage meat, then the cooked bacon. Now place the pizza sauce in a layer. Now we add the ham, and then onion. Top with the remaining cheese. It may be necessary to press it down gently to not have the chees spilling over when baking..
  10. Bake in a preheated oven at 425 for 45 minutes and cheese is bubbly and starting to brown. It may take a few minutes longer depending on your oven..
  11. Once removed from oven, allow it to rest for 5 minutes before removing spring pan side.
  12. The trick to slicing nicely is a sharp chef knife and make the cut quick and forceful. Otherwise you will squish the pizza flat and outward. We want a nice presentation after all that construction…I mean cooking..

Deep dish pizza is traditional flat pizza's heftier cousin. The crucial elements are still there—crust, sauce, cheese, toppings—but there's more of it, and the ingredients are stacked in a different order in a deep pan, and baked for a long time, like a pie. The bottom crust of a pan pizza is often softer, doughy, and chewier than either the deep dish or stuffed. The pan's outer crust (edge) will also most closely resemble a thin crust's outer crust, only on steroids (read: bigger and thicker). The pan pizza has a more rounded outer crust with a consistency closest to an Olive Garden breadstick.

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