Chicago is well known for its mouth-watering deep dish pizza that will keep you asking for more. The good news is, you can also make it in the comfort of your home by following this simple procedure:
- 3½ cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of water
- ¼ cup of cornmeal
- 1 packet quick-rise yeast
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- 6 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 can of diced tomatoes that have been well drained
- 1 can of tomato sauce
- 1 can of tomato paste
- 48 slices of pepperoni
- 1 pound of Italian sausage that has been cooked and crumbled
- ¼ teaspoon of garlic, ¼ teaspoon garlic, and ¼ teaspoon of dried basil and pepper as well.
- Mix 1½ cups of flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and some cornmeal in a huge bowl. Mix water and oil in a saucepan and heat to 130 degrees, then add it to the dry ingredients. Mix until the dry ingredients become moist, and then add the rest of the flour to make a firm dough.
- Place the dough on a surface covered with flour and knead it until it’s smooth. Place the smooth dough in a greased bowl and turn it to ensure that both the top and the bottom are greased. Cover the bowl for 30 minutes until it doubles.
- Punch the dough down and divide it into 2, then roll the two portions to form a circle. Take 2 cups of mozzarella cheese and sprinkle them on the rolled dough.
- Mix the tomatoes, tomato paste, and the seasonings in a huge bowl. Take 1½ cups of the mixture and use a spoon to spread it on the 2 doughs. You will then layer the doughs with sausage, mushrooms, mozzarella, and pepperoni.
- Cover the mixture and bake them at 450 degrees for about 35 minutes. Remove the cover, bake until its slightly brown for another 5 minutes.
Before removing the Chicago deep dish pizza from the pan, place a knife all-round the pan to loosen the crust.