HOMEMADE CHICAGO STYLE DEEP DISH PIZZA

Homemade version of classic Chicago deep-dish pizza with cheese on the bottom and top, Tasty, crispy, and spicy !!

TO MAKE WE’LL NEED :

FOR THE DOUGH :

3 cups white flour.

1/2 cup melted butter.

1/2 cup softened butter.

2 tsp granulated sugar.

2 tsp salt.

2/3 cup olive oil.

2 teaspoons instant yeast.

½ cup yellow cornmeal.

1 cup of water.

FOR THE SAUCE :

2 tbsp unsalted butter.

1 small grated onion.

1/2 tsp salt.

1 tsp garlic powder.

1 can crushed tomatoes.

2 tbsp chopped fresh basil.

1 tsp olive oil.

1 tsp black pepper.

A pinch of sugar.

FOR TOPPING:

I used mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

DIRECTIONS :

Step 1:

In a large bowl, I whisked together flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, and yeast. I added melted butter and water and mixed until fully combined.

Step 2:

I coated a bowl with 1 tsp olive oil and placed the dough in the bowl. ( covered with plastic wrap and let rise about 30-45 minutes ) .

Step 3:

Using a saucepan over medium heat, I melted butter. I cooked the onion until is golden brown.

I added cooked onion to crushed tomatoes and sugar, basil, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt, cooked the mixture again for about 20 minutes.

Step 4:

Preheat your oven to 425°F (215°C).

Step 5:

I removed the dough and brought it onto a floured surface. Rolled it out into a 12-inch (30 cm) circle. You want to stretch it out as much as you can to make a large circle. The dough needs to be stretched out enough to cover the bottom and sides of the baking pan.

Step 6:

For each pizza, I sprinkled 2 cups of mozzarella evenly over the surface of the dough. (If you’re using any meat or veggie toppings, add them now, on top of the cheese.) .

Step 7:

And I spread 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce over the cheese (or toppings) and sprinkled 2 tablespoons of Parmesan over the sauce. Bake until crust is golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 8:

I removed the pizza from the oven and let rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

ENJOY !! 

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