May 12, 2010

monday's lunch = cold deep dish pizza leftover from the weekend. mmm. it might get even better after sitting in the fridge for a day. let me tell you how much i love this recipe: i depend on it. it's never ever failed me. and it's such a nifty little process for two perfect pizza pies. i actually look forward to the work of making of it. but most importantly: it's realllly delicious pizza. the crust is soft, but always gets done in the middle. (a big thank you to my sister in law, for sharing with me!)

recently i've been playing around with the ingredients, and it's still been yummy every time. (but take note: the original recipe will get you the most restaurant-y taste. i recommend trying it by the book first.) you'll see my playing around in parentheses.


Heidi's Deep Dish Pizza dough
3/4 c. + 2 T. milk, warmed to 110 degrees
2 tsp. honey
1 pkg. yeast
2 T. olive oil
2 1/3 c. all-purpose flour (i've substituted up to half of this with whole wheat flour)
1/2 tsp. salt

1. in mixer bowl, combine warm milk with honey. dissolve yeast in this for 5 min. add olive oil.
2. sift together dry ingredients. add to mixer bowl. use bread hook to combine and knead until it pulls away from sides and bottom. dough should be easy to handle and just slightly sticky.
3. place dough in a greased bowl, and let rise for 20 minutes until puffy and slightly risen. dishes while you wait..


4. coat the bottom of two 9 inch round cake pans, or one large jelly roll pan, with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano and basil. heat oven to 400 degrees.
5. if using deep dish pans: divide dough in half and roll each half into a ball. roll out into a 9 1/2" round. press into oiled cake pan. if using a baking sheet, stretch dough out and press to fit. prick with a fork to prevent air bubbles while baking. set in a warm place and let rise 20 minutes.
6. after crust is risen, top with your favorite sauce and toppings. bake for 20 minutes on the bottom rack. after taking it out, brush crust with butter and sprinkle with garlic salt. enjoy.
serving size.. grant can eat a whole pizza pie by himself. i eat half and save half.

*major tip.. if using pepperoni, before putting it on pizza, place slices in a single layer on a paper towel-lined plate and cover with more paper towels. microwave 30 seconds. pat paper towels and soak up excess grease. (yuck.) it will keep your pizza from getting pools.


Christina said...

Oh...yum. I dig leftover pizza (or fresh pizza). Yours looks fabulous. *bookmark* I'll be trying this!

p.s. Your pepperoni tip is brilliant!

Jules said...

Oh, this is great! I will have to try it Friday. My husband and boys LOVE pizza. :)

Unknown said...

this looks amazing, can't wait to give it a try! but any reccomendation on pizza sauce??

Quelly said...

I have been looking for a good deep dish dough recipe. Your recipes always turn out great so I will totally give this one a try.

Nichole said...

We love pizza night at our house too! I got rid of the greasy pepperoni problem by switching to turkey pepperoni. Tastes great, can't even tell it's turkey and it's better for you : ) Thanks for sharing your dough recipe.

Anonymous said...

yum, this looks so good! steven is a huge pizza lover, so i'm bookmarking this one for him!

marta said...

oh summy summ, i cannot tell you how much i love you for posting this recipe; i've been raving about it since you emailed it to me a few months ago. it is a new favorite! dan and i love looking forward to pizza night weekends. we always do one pizza pie with pepperoni (half of it with olives too for me) and one with bbq chicken and red onion slices. it's amazing, easy and incredibly delisch. i love a yummy crust that isn't too thin and this one is perfect. i love your tip of sprinkling garlic salt and oregano in the pans with the olive oil. just wanted to say a big 'yay' from the peanut gallery. thank you, heidi and summer. will be enjoying this for years to come. xo.

Charlotte said...

Hi Summer - I wanted to say thank you for posting this recipe!!

I have made it twice now - on Fridays when we want takeaways and something quick but I still want us eat healthily at the same time.

I don't have the round pans though and we like our crust thin so I roll it out and just cook it on a baking tray - turned out perfect both times and the other half was very impressed :) so thank you again!

joy said...

i have had this bookmarked for a while and finally tried it tonight! thanks for saving dinner in WV!



about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

"If Christ be anything, He must be everything."
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