Deep Dish Pizza

So Very Good and made with your choice of toppings!

Pizza Dough Ingredients:

1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
1 package (.25 ounce dry active yeast)
2 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

Pizza Dough Directions:

1.  Place water in a small bowl and stir in yeast.  Let stand for 5 minutes.

2.  In a large bowl, whisk together 2 1/2 cups of the flour, sugar and salt.  Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture and olive oil.  Stir until dough comes together and forms a ball.

3.  Turn out onto a well-floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, adding as much of the remaining 1/4 cup flour as needed.

4.  Form into a disk and place in a bowl that has been lightly coated with olive oil.  Turn disk over and cover bowl with plastic wrap.

5.  Allow to rise in a warm place for 2 hours.

6.  Punch down the dough and remove from bowl.  Roll into desired shape.  Or take right to your pizza pan and hand press it in. Pan size needs to be 15 x 10 x 1  (I hand press mine into the pan)

To prepare Pizza!

Ingredients:

Pizza Crust
2 cups of mozzarella cheese (I use Frigo’s Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella)
1 cup pizza sauce (I use Bertolli Organic Olive Oil, Basil and Garlic Spaghetti Sauce)
Sprinkling of Oregano Flakes
And the toppings of your choice

Directions:

1.  Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees.

2.  Place dough on a 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

3. Spread Sauce evenly over dough to within a 1/2 inch of edge.  Sprinkle oregano over sauce.  And then add toppings and cheese.

3.  Bake at 500 degrees for 12 to 20 minutes.

4.  Allow to cool for 5 minutes before cutting!




~Enjoy!~

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