One of my most favorite meals is deep dish pizza. Growing up in Chicago, cornmeal crust deep dish pizza is a common style of crust, the cornmeal adds a great flavor to the crust and filled with all of your favorite toppings topped with a tangy tomato sauce. Preparation for the pizza is simple and bakes to a crispy outside but a soft inside on the crust. Check out the recipe below.
The dough for the crust is simple to make, Start by adding the yeast to the warm water, Sift the flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar in a large bowl. Add the olive oil and water/yeast mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix until a smooth dough is formed.
On a floured surface, pour out the dough and knead the dough adding flour if needed slowly unto a soft dough is formed. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
In a bowl, mix the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, oregano, basil and pepper until well combined. Once the dough is risen and ready roll the dough out into a circle about 2-3” larger then the pan. Press the dough down into the all of the corners of the prepared baking pan or cast iron skillet.
Add the cheese and all of the toppings to the pizza crust. Add the sauce and top with parmesan cheese and cover with foil. Bake for 35-40 minutes in a 450F oven, then remove the foil and bake for 5-10 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Let sit for 10 minutes and cut and serve while hot.
Recipe should make one 12” pizza.
Hey everyone, I am Dan and Live in Minnesota. I am here to show you the wonderful world of cooking and baking. As being a young boy in the kitchen to being a chef for over 10 years, I will show you the great recipes I have used over the years and what I do next. Please stick around and Enjoy!!