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How to Reheat Your Deep Dish Pizza

Deep Dish 101 EXTRA: Leftovers / Reheating Deep Dish

Deep Dish 101 EXTRA: Leftovers / Reheating Deep Dish ** Originally Published on Jul 28, 2012 ** This is not really a part of Deep Dish 101, but while it was on my mind, I thought I’d share with you my methods for saving leftovers and reheating deep dish pizza. SAVING LEFTOVERS: This isn’t rocket science – Wrap leftover deep dish pizza in heavy duty aluminum foil and store it in your refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze it, but then you’ll want to thaw it in your refrigerator before trying to reheat it. REHEATING: I use my trusty black & decker toaster oven*, but you can certainly use a regular oven for this. Preheat your oven to 425-450 degrees F.… Read More »Deep Dish 101 EXTRA: Leftovers / Reheating Deep Dish

Deep Dish 101

DD101 Extra: Freezing Your Pizza Dough

DD101 Extra: Freezing Your Pizza Dough: A visitor to the website asked about freezing deep dish pizza dough. I’m not a fan of freezing any kind of pizza dough, as it’s not very practical, tends to kill off some of the yeast, and modifies the texture a bit. I’d rather the dough hung out in a zip top bag in the fridge if you’re making it a day or 3 ahead of time, but freezing can be done. PREPARING YOUR DOUGH FOR THE FREEZER: If you know ahead of time that you are going to freeze your dough, you can give it a better chance to recover from the freezing by slightly increasing the yeast and sugar amounts in your dough recipe. After letting your… Read More »DD101 Extra: Freezing Your Pizza Dough

Get Stuffed! How to Build A Stuffed Pizza

Stuffed Pizza – (two crusts with a “ton” of cheese, sausage, etc. between the crusts, and tomato sauce on top); This style was invented in 1971 at Nancy’s Pizza. A variant of deep dish pizza, based on Rocco Palese’s Italian family recipe for “scarciedda“, Stuffed pizza has both a top and bottom crust with a substantial amount of cheese and other ingredients in-between, and the sauce going not inside, but on top of the top crust. The dough used for this style of pizza is closer to a regular pizza dough than that of original Deep Dish. Connie’s, Edwardo’s & Giordano’s are also famous for this style of pizza. OK, FINE! YES, I WILL WORK ON A STUFFED PIZZA RECIPE! Until that is ready… Here is a set of… Read More »Get Stuffed! How to Build A Stuffed Pizza