i love pizza. all kinds of pizza. so i was excited that with the kitchenaid i could make my own pizza dough. i tried a regular pizza dough recipe that failed, so instead i tried to make chicago style/deep dish pizza. thankfully, it worked out great!
we topped our pizza with turkey pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, sauteed onions and green peppers, oregano, and parmesan cheese.
i used a 10” springform pan. best decision ever! it made it a lot easier to take the pizza out of the pan. but… the recipe is actually for a 14” pan. fail. there was way too much dough on our pizza. next time, i’ll be sure to make a few breadsticks with some of the dough.
Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza Dough
adapted from food.com
- 1/4 ounce active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsps)
- 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3 1/4 cups unbleached bread flour, plus more for dusting
- 1/2 cup medium-grind yellow cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon table salt or 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 cup olive oil, plus
- more olive oil, for oiling bowl and pan
- In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in1/4 cup of the warm water. Add the sugar and 1/4 cup of the flour and stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to combine.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.
- Add the remaining 1 cup warm water and 3 cups flour, the cornmeal, salt, and 1/2 cup olive oil.
- Using the dough hook (w/ kitchenaid), mix the dough, incorporating as much of the flour as possible.
- Knead the dough for 8-10 minutes on low. The dough will be a little sticky.
- Lightly oil a large bowl. Add the dough and turn to coat on all sides.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place a clean, damp, kitchen towel over the top.
- Set the bowl in a warm spot and let rise until doubled in volume, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
- When the dough has doubled in volume, punch it down and knead it for 2 to 3 minutes. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of an oiled 14-inch round deep-dish pizza pan.
- Let the dough rise in the pan for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Press the dough until it comes 2 inches up the sides and is even on the bottom and at the corners of the pan.
- Proceed with any deep-dish pizza recipe.