cast iron skillet deep dish pizza

Deep Dish Pizza with Cheese-Filled Crust

If you love pizza, if you are one of those people who can eat pizza all-day every-day, and if you believe that pizza is the best food ever invented, then this is for you!

I make pizza every week for my family, but today I wanted to take my pizza to the next level.  Pizza is so easy to experiment with.  The list of toppings is endless, an array of cheeses and sauces. Then there is the thickness of the crust…

When I pulled this pizza out of the oven even I was amazed!

Ingredients:

4 ½ cups organic non-bleached all-purpose flour

2 cups warm water

4 ½ teaspoons yeast

1 teaspoon sea salt 

2 cups Daiya mozzerala cheese

1 ½ cups for the crust and ½ cup for the topping

½ cup chili sauce (Organicville)

Assorted toppings

Method:

In the bowl of your stand mixer, add yeast and warm water; let sit 5 minutes.

Add 2 cups flour and salt and mix on medium speed for 1 minutes.  Add remaining 2 ½ cups flour.  Continue mixing for 3 minutes.  The dough should come clean from the bowl while mixing; you can add more flour if needed 2 tablespoon at a time. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let rise 1 hour. Lighlty butter a cast iron skillet.  Remove the dough from the bowl and place in skillet.  Using your hands spread out the dough while also pushing the dough up the sides.

Place the cheese around the edges.  Fold over the edges while at the same time pulling the dough back up the sides.

Spread out the sauce; add cheese and your toppings.