For the Love of Deep Dish, MAKE A PIZZA ALREADY!

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If you haven’t had the opportunity to read the other articles on the website, but are just itching to make a deep dish pizza, do yourself a favor and…

It doesn’t take very long to make deep dish if you have all of your ingredients and equipment ready to go, but don’t set yourself up for failure by trying to grab all the stuff at the very last second.

You can make deep dish pizza dough that’s ready to use in as little as 90 minutes
(although a 2 hour rise is recommended).

Here’s a few basics:
• While your dough finishes rising, pizzafy and preheat your oven.
• While your oven is preheating, get out your hardware: a deep dish pizza pan, serving spatula, pan gripper (or potholders if you don’t have a gripper), and a trivet or extra potholder to go under your hot pizza pan.
• It can take 5 to 15 minutes to build your pizza, so when your oven is preheated (or if you have a pizza stone which has been heating for at least 45 minutes) spray the bottom of your pizza pan with a little cooking spray; then press out your dough.
• Cover the bottom with overlapping slices of mozzarella, dot the pizza with bits of raw italian sausage (and/or pepperoni) to cover; then cover completely with crushed tomatoes.Take about 1/8th cup grated romano/parmesan into your hand about 12 inches over the pizza, and sprinkle the cheese over the top like snow. You don’t need much. Now your pizza is ready to go into the oven.
• When your pizza is ready, let it rest for about 5 minutes before cutting into it so the liquids don’t go spilling out all over.

So now you have some tips and you’ve got the recipe.

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Make Chicago Style Italian Sausage for Pizza!

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Make Your Own Fresh Italian Sausage!

It’s really easy to make your own bulk Italian sausage at home! All you need is this recipe that some of you will recognize from page 2 of the RDD Thin Crust Pizza recipe. You can use it for deep dish or thin crust pizza, or shape it into patties or links for any number of recipes!

1 lb lean ground Pork

1/2 tsp Salt

2 tsp of Fennel seed, lightly crushed

1 tsp granulated Garlic (or 4 cloves of fresh garlic, crushed/minced)

1 tsp Black Pepper

1 tsp Sugar (optional, but recommended)

1/2 tsp Oregano (optional)
You can also add other herbs, like Marjoram, Parsley, and Basil.
1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (optional)

Combine salt and spices.

Mix with ground pork until well combined.

Wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours.

Italian Sausage Recipe – from Page 2 of the RDD Thin Crust Pizza Recipe


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National Pizza With Everything Day

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November 12th is Pizza with Everything Day!

(National Pizza Day is February 9th)

Does everything include a WORLD SERIES VICTORY?!
Why, yes! Yes it does.

Cubs Deep Dish 11-02-2016 - World Series Game 7 - baked

Pizza With Everything


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