Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza Recipe - Sizin Portal

Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza Recipe

Thursday, May 8, 2008

* 1 package rapid-rise active yeast (1/4 oz.)
* 1 cup warm water, between 105-115ºF
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup
* yellow cornmeal 1/4 cup
* olive oil
* 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese 1 pound
* cooked Italian sausage, crumbled 1 (28 oz.) can
* diced tomatoes, well drained 1 teaspoon dried
* sweet basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 cup
* grated Parmesan cheese

In the mixing bowl add the warm water, yeast and sugar, stir with a whisk. Add 2 cups of the flour, salt, cornmeal and olive oil. Use the paddle and mix on speed 2 for 2 minutes.
Put on the dough hook and add the remaining flour. Knead on speed 2 until the dough clings to the hook, and then knead on speed 2 for 5 minutes longer. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover. Let rise for 1 hour.

With oiled fingers press the dough into a deep-dish pizza pan.

Cover the dough with the mozzarella, and then top with the sausage. Place the tomatoes over the sausage. Top with the basil, oregano and Parmesan cheese.

Bake in a 500ºF oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350ºF and bake for 20 minutes, or until the crust is brown