pizza chef Pizza Recipe 101 - Homemade pizza recipes

The Chicago-style "deep-dish" pizza also called "stuffed pizza", is unique because it is far from the roots of an original Italian pizza. It does not include thin crusts or delicate toppings, but rather the pizza recipe calls for a heavy, thick crust and large amounts of cheese, sauce and ingredients. The deep dish pizza was invented at pizzeria uno in chicago in 1943.

Deep Dish Pizza Crust Recipe stats
Servings:1 large pizza
Prep.Time:30 Minutes
Cook Time:25 Minutes
Inactive Time:
180 Minutes


Whisk together water, yeast and sugar in a bowl and set aside to proof for 10 minutes. In a large bowl sift together flour and salt and sprinkle in thyme. Mix eggs into yeast mixture. Pour liquid into dry ingredients and mix until a soft sticky dough forms. remove dough to a lightly floured surface and knead 5 minutes, until dough is no longer sticky.

Place in a well oiled bowl, turning to coat all sides, cover and allow to rise until doubled in bulk 2 - 3 hours.

Punch dough down and place into a well oiled 12" pizza pan. using your hands, move dough around the bottom of the pan and 2/3 the way up the sides. Set aside and let rise 10 minutes. Brush crust lightly with olive oil and add toppings. Bake the pie in a 475F oven until the top is golden and the crust a light golden brown, about 35 to 40 minutes.

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