A few months back, we made pizza with the boys in co-op to demonstrate assembly lines v. individuals completing a project from beginning to end. My friend, Heidi, made the pizza dough. I kid you not, it was the very best pizza crust I've ever had. Ever.
Now, it's on our menu at least twice a month at Jason's request. He's experimenting more and more. He makes very yummy cheese sticks and now he's onto making deep-dish pizza. It may not be pretty, but it is so good!!!! Oh, and he always lets the kiddos make their own.
(It's like having a night off of kitchen-duty and I love it!)
Deep dish dinner....
Here's her recipe. She says the olive oil is what makes it so very good!
2 cups very warm water
2 pkgs dry yeast
5 1/4 - 6 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
Mix ingredients and knead for 5 minutes. Place in a bowl greased with olive oil, cover with towel. Place in oven that has been warmed to 200 degrees, then turned off. Let rise 20 minutes. Divide into 3 crusts. Top with pizza ingredients and bake at 450.
I let my kitchen aid do the kneading for me and it works well. I also make sure the dough is coated with olive oil from the bowl before letting it rise. To get a crispy bottom on the crust, brush some olive oil on the pizza pan before putting the dough on and baking.