Pizza - The Man-Made Deep Dish

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 413.9
  • Total Fat: 18.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,038.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 22.2 g

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Introduction

You can add your own toppings but remember to add the calories to this recipe. There are corners you can cut to cut down on the calories - Like fat free marg instead of butter. (My Husband swears by this recipe, but then again- he's not on a diet!)
Makes two 9-inch pizzas, serving 6-12
You can add your own toppings but remember to add the calories to this recipe. There are corners you can cut to cut down on the calories - Like fat free marg instead of butter. (My Husband swears by this recipe, but then again- he's not on a diet!)
Makes two 9-inch pizzas, serving 6-12

Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    Dough
    3 1/4 cups (16 1/4 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup (2 3/4 ounces) yellow cornmeal
    1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
    2 teaspoons sugar
    2 1/4 teaspoons instant or rapid-rise yeast
    1 1/4 cups water (10 ounces), room temperature
    3 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted, plus 4 tablespoons, softened
    1 teaspoon plus 4 tablespoons olive oil
    Sauce
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    1/4 cup grated onion , from 1 medium onion (see note)
    1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
    Table salt
    2 medium garlic cloves , minced or pressed through garlic press (about 2 teaspoons)
    1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes (see note)
    1/4 teaspoon sugar
    2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    Ground black pepper
    Toppings
    1 pound mozzarella cheese , shredded
    1/2 pound Parmesan cheese, shredded
    2 cups ham, diced.

Directions

FOR THE DOUGH: Mix flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, and yeast in bowl of stand mixer fitted with dough hook on low speed until incorporated, about 1 minute. Add water and melted butter and mix on low speed until fully combined, 1 to 2 minutes, scraping sides and bottom of bowl occasionally. Increase speed to medium and knead until dough is glossy and smooth and pulls away from sides of bowl, 4 to 5 minutes. (Dough will only pull away from sides while mixer is on. When mixer is off, dough will fall back to sides.)
Using fingers, coat large bowl with 1 teaspoon olive oil, rubbing excess oil from fingers onto blade of rubber spatula. Using oiled spatula, transfer dough to bowl, turning once to oil top; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let rise at room temperature until nearly doubled in volume, 45 to 60 minutes.
FOR THE SAUCE: While dough rises, heat butter in medium saucepan over medium heat until melted. Add onion, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has evaporated and onion is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes and sugar, increase heat to high, and bring to simmer. Lower heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced to 2 1/2 cups, 25 to 30 minutes. Off heat, stir in basil and oil, then season with salt and pepper.
TO LAMINATE THE DOUGH: [We actually did not do this because we didn't have time and the pizza didn't seem to suffer. If you have the time, I do recommend trying it] Adjust oven rack to lower position and heat oven to 425 degrees. Using rubber spatula, turn dough out onto dry work surface and roll into 15- by 12-inch rec-tangle. Using offset spatula, spread softened butter over surface of dough, leaving 1/2-inch border along edges. Starting at short end, roll dough into tight cylinder. With seam side down, flatten cylinder into 18- by 4-inch rectangle. Cut rectangle in half crosswise. Working with 1 half, fold into thirds like business letter; pinch seams together to form ball. Repeat with remaining half. Return balls to oiled bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and let rise in refrigerator until nearly doubled in volume, 40 to 50 minutes.
Coat two 9-inch round cake pans with 2 tablespoons olive oil each. Transfer 1 dough ball to dry work surface and roll out into 13-inch disk about 1/4 inch thick. Transfer dough to pan by rolling dough loosely around rolling pin and unrolling into pan. Lightly press dough into pan, working into corners and 1 inch up sides. If dough resists stretching, let it relax 5 minutes before trying again. Repeat with remaining dough ball.
For each pizza, spread chopped ham evenly over dough. sprinkle 2 cups mozzarella evenly over surface of dough. Spread 1 1/4 cups tomato sauce over cheese and sprinkle Parmesan over sauce. Bake until crust is golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove pizza from oven and let rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Makes two 9-inch pizzas, serving 4 to 6.

Serving Size: Makes two 9-inch pizzas, serving 6(2-sl) to 12(1-sl)

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KATPRIEBE.

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