|Chicago style pepperoni pizza|
In honor of our upcoming Chicago trip, I prepared a Chicago style deep dish pizza for dinner tonight, and it worked out great! Nothing was left. I'm not sure how authentic this pizza is but it sure tasted great. With a bit of added oil in the pan, the crust was light and crispy and the toppings were flavorful.
I started with my basic recipe for crust....
150 grams white flour
1 tablespoon yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 cup water
1 tablespoon olive oil
Mix together into a ball with a wooden spoon, incorporating all the ingredients.
|After a few minutes of kneading|
Place in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Plastic is a warm place for an hour or so until double.
Roll out into a circle large enough to fit into a 14 inch pan with a bit of lip. Add a good swig of olive oil to the pan and place the dough inside and form a nice lip to hold it all in.
Top with mozzarella cheese.
Slather on a bit of jarred pasta sauce.
Grate a bit of fresh Parmesan on top and a sprinkle of garlic salt. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the crust pulls away from the side and the cheese is starting to bubble.
|Right out of the oven|
|Salad and fruit for all|
|With a bit of Alfredo sauce|
Wow, we will be doing this again!
We ate at Pizzeria Due while in Chicago over the weekend, see post here http://carfreeinannarbor.blogspot.com/2010/12/chicago-part-2-of-x-my-reason-for-trip.html
My pizza was better.
Here's a good description of Chicago deep dish pizza, scroll down and read the comments. It seems people are passionate about pizza and some call deep dish "casserole" style! funny