Time is the theme of my three blogs today.
Last night I tried my hand at making a deep dish pizza. I asked R if it was any good and he replied, "I'm eating it, ain't I?" Sorry ladies....he's all mine!!!I used the Pillsbury pizza crust that is in a tube (like crescent rolls). The recipe called for a deep dish pizza pan of which I do not own so I used a spring form cake pan. I used cooking spray on the pan and pushed the dough around to fill the pan bottom and up the sides of the pan.The recipe called for a 500 degree oven and to turn it down to 425 when you put the pizza in the oven.
Here are the ingredients I used.
2 C mozzarella cheese
1/2 a green pepper chopped
1 tomato chopped (discard seeds and soft parts of the tomato)
1 can sliced mushrooms
1/2 C sliced green olives
1 medium size onion sliced thinly
1 C diced ham
1/4 C pizza sauce ( I think you could use spag sauce)
This is how I layered it.
1 C mozzarella cheese
mixture of the green pepper, onion, sliced olives, diced ham, and tomato
1/2 C mozzarella cheese
Baked for 25 minutes at 425 degrees according to the recipe.
It was great......He ate it.....didn't he??
What would I do differently? I would bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes. The crust was done but the cheese could have melted a little more. I just needed more time and less temperature.
I also would chop everything an hour before assembling the pizza and let it all sit on a piece of paper towel so that there was time for some of the moisture to be removed.
The spring form pan worked great. After the pizza rested for 5 minutes, I unlatched the outer ring and lifted it off.
Viola.....deep dish pizza.
He ate two large pieces.