OMG! Casa did ok with this tonight!!!! I was at a late meeting and this just came out of the oven… It came out great!!!! Hope you try it. This recipe uses one dough ball and yields two 9 inch deep dish pizzas in a pan most of us already own.
Pizza Dough Recipe- Link below, remember if possible use high gluten flour.
Pizza Sauce Recipe, this is more important for a Chicago Style Pizza, the sauce is on top so it needs to be flavorful. Link below.
Ok, a used one 22 oz. pizza dough and cut it in half. I coated two 9 inch baking pans with olive oil, placed the dough in the pans, and wiped olive oil on the top of the dough. Then I covered each pan with plastic wrap. I placed then in the refrigerator and let them proof for 4 hours. Then I took them out of the fridge and with my hands gently spread the dough up the walls of the pan approximately 1 inch. Then allowed this to sit for 30 minutes. Example below.
Then I added 6 oz. of shredded mozzarella cheese to both pies. I made one plain deep dish and another Italian sausage with parsley and cheese. Approximately 1/2 a pound of sausage out of the casing, I sautéed and drained the fat. Example of cheese.
After I put the cheese in, I raised the crust up the sides of the pan. Its easier to do when some weight is on the dough. Than I added pizza sauce to both deep dish pizzas. Sprinkled Parmesan cheese and oregano on both pies. Last added the sausage to one pie. I cooked the pies at 475 degrees until golden. This was really great. They came out of the pan so easy as well… Let them rest 5 minutes before taking them out of the pan and cutting them. Enjoy, Jason!