Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizzas
A great recipe from Chef Emeril Lagasse off of the Food Network. This one is very much like those wonderful deep dish pizza's that you find in Chicago."Made this tonight and my husband who grew up in Chicago thought this was just as great as any restaurant in Chicago !" - CookingPassion
Yield: 2 pizzas Ready in 2 hours
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|-- Pizza Dough --|
|1 1/2 cupswarm water; (about 110 degrees F)|
|1 packages (1/4oz)active dry yeast|
|3 1/2 cupsall-purpose flour|
|1/2 cupsemolina flour|
|1/2 cupvegetable oil; plus 2 teaspoons to grease bowl|
|-- Pizza --|
|2 tablespoonOlive oil|
|1 tablespoonChopped fresh garlic|
|2 teaspoonChopped fresh basil|
|1 teaspoonChopped fresh oregano|
|1/4 teaspoonFennel seeds|
|1/4 teaspoonFreshly ground black pepper|
|1/4 teaspoonRed pepper flakes|
|1 (28-ounce can)Plum tomatoes; , coarsely crushed|
|1 tablespoonDry red wine|
|1 tablespoonExtra virgin olive oil|
|1 poundFresh mozzarella cheese; , sliced|
|8 ouncePepperoni slices|
|8 ouncesMushrooms; , wiped clean and thinly sliced|
|1 Green bell pepper; , cored and thinly sliced|
|1 Yellow onion; , thinly sliced|
|1 cupblack olives; Thinly sliced|
|1 poundCooked Hot Italian sausage; , crumbled|
|1 cupGrated Parmesan cheese|
Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizzas Preparation
Directions for making pizza dough:
In a large bowl, combine the water, yeast, and sugar and stir to combine. Let sit until the mixture is foamy, about 5 minutes.
Add 1 1/2 cups of the flour, the semolina, 1/2 cup of the oil, and the salt, mixing by hand until it is all incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Continue adding the flour, 1/4 cup at a time, working the dough after each addition, until all the flour is incorporated but the dough is still slightly sticky.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth but still slightly tacky, 3 to 5 minutes. Oil a large mixing bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil.
Place the dough in the bowl and turn to oil all sides. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set in a warm, draft-free place until nearly doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Divide into 2 equal portions and use as directed.
Directions for making pizzas:
While the dough is rising, make the tomato sauce. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring for 30 seconds. Add the herbs, seeds, salt and black and red peppers, and cook, stirring for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, wine and sugar, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 20 to 30 minutes. remove from the heat and let cool completely before using.
Preheat the oven to 475 deg F.
Oil 2 seasoned 12-inch round deep-dish pizza pans with extra-virgin olive oil. Press 1 piece of dough into each pan, pressing to the edge and carefully stretching about 1 1/2 inches up the side. Let rest for 5 minutes.
Layer the mozzarella cheese all over the bottom of the pies. Top each with half of the pepperoni, mushroooms, bell pepper rings, onions, black olives and sausage. Ladle the sauce evenly over each pizza and top with Parmesan cheese.
Bake until the top is golden and the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden brown, about 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven, let sit at least 5 minutes before slicing. Slice and serve hot.
If you cannot find semolina flour, you may substitute whole wheat flour or cornmeal in its place.
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Made this tonight and my husband who grew up in Chicago thought this was just as great as any restaurant in Chicago !
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