Deep Dish Pizza
  • 2 cups Baking Freeā„¢ gluten-free All Purpose Flour (248 g)
  • ¼ cup coarsely ground yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast (be sure to use instant, Rapid Rise or Bread Machine)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • ¾ cup warm water (about 100 degrees)
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil for drizzlingFor filling:[br]
  • Your preferred Pizza sauce, sliced Mozzarella or Provolone cheese, veggies and meats as desired
  1. In a food processor bowl, place the flour, cornmeal, yeast, sugar and salt and pulse to mix. To the flour mixture, add 4 tablespoons oil and water in a steady stream. Pulse while add ing the liquid and continue until the dough comes together. Dough will be moist.
  2. Place the dough in another medium bowl, and drizzle with olive oil. Turn over so entire ball is lightly covered with oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in a warm area to rise for about 1 hours. It should get to be 1½ times the original volume.
  3. After the dough has risen, wrap in the plastic wrap (do not punch down) and place it in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  4. When you are ready to make the pizza, preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Liberally oil a 9-inch spring form pan, bottom and sides. On a lightly floured plastic sheet, gently press out the dough into a circle about 10 inches in diameter. Transfer the dough into the pan (I flipped it into the pan using the plastic wrap) and press dough up the sides of the pan about 1½ inches, tapering the top to a point so this are won't burn.
  5. After you have pressed the dough into the pan, dot the dough with unsalted butter to give the dough that buttery flavor. Lay 3-4 slices of Mozzarella or Provolone cheese on the bottom of the pizza. This helps separate the crus and the fillings as they bake. Then Layer whatever you like to fill the pizza. Suggestions include, sausage, pepperoni slices, vegetables, etc. Sprinkle with herbs, if desired (oregano and basil are traditional). Top with the pizza sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Tent the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes in the center of the preheated oven. Remove the foil and sprinkle with shredded Mozzarella cheese, if desired. Bake for an additional 10 minutes until sauce is bubbling and cheese has browned. Cool in pan for at least 10 minutes. Remove from pan and serve. Makes 1 9-inch deep dish pizza.
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