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Deep Dish Pizza Dough Recipe

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Amanda Steele



11/2 cups warm water
1/2 tablespoon active dry yeast
1/2 tablespoon sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup semolina flour
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon salt

Mix water, yeast & sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes

Using dough hook on mixer add shortening, 2 cups of the AP
flour and salt then mix for 5 minutes. Add 1 more cup of AP
flour and the semolina flour, mix until a dough ball is formed.
Add the remaining 1/2 of AP flour as needed. Dough should be
wet but shouldn't stick to your hands.

Put in frig to rise over night. Take out about 2 - 3 hours before

Preheat oven to 500 degrees 30 minutes before baking.

Well oil a 15Ē deep dish pizza pan with classic olive oil (DONíT
use a non-stick spray). Pat out dough in the pan and top.

Bake about 15 minutes.

The results

The crust had a nice and rich flavor and was flaky . The oil
really helps crisp up the bottom of the crust.

I used plain Crisco.

If you canít wait overnight, double the yeast. But be warned
you will not get the same flavor for the crust. In that case you
may want to use a butter flavored shortening.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My friend Vanessa Rodriguez just came for a visit from
Chicago (home of Lou Malnati's famous pizza). Found this
recipe on a website that had an entire subject on re-creating
his famous crust!




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