I have been experimenting with pizza dough. I have been tweaking my recipe to try to get a deep dish dough that is delicious, yet can still be folded like us East coasters love to do. I think I have finally done it, so I wanted to share my recipe with you!
NY Style Deep Dish Pizza Dough
1 Cup warm water
1 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs melted butter
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1/4 cup wheat dough
1/4 cup cornmeal
2 Tbs brown sugar
2 Tbs milk powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp active yeast
I use a bread machine on the dough cycle, but you could use a Kitchen Aid and let rise for 1 1/2 hours.
1 – Put ingredients in order into the bread maker. Choose dough cycle and let it run its course.
2 – after dough is done in machine (or has risen for 1 1/2 hours, sprinkle table with corn meal and spread dough to the size of your deep dish pan. (my pan is 14″ diameter)
3 – Cover dough (I use the deep dish pan) for at least one hour.
4 – Preheat oven with deep dish pan inside to 500oF.
5 – Remove pan from oven, and place dough in pan, cook for 5 minutes.
6 – Add sauce and toppings. (whatever suits your fancy – but cook the meat prior)
7 – Cook at 500oF for 8 minutes, spinning once.
8 – Cool on cookie rack prior to cutting and serving.