Deep Pan Pizza
I'm a bit of an insomniac and when I can't sleep at night I usually end up watching tons of Sorted Food videos. If you haven't heard of them yet you have to check them out! They are a must watch for anyone who loves food. They have this one video where they make Deep Dish Pan Pizza. I've watched it so many times I knew I had to try it for myself.
The key to this dish is preparation. Once you get started each step moves pretty fast. So take the time to roll out your dough, make your sauce, and chop up everything you want in your pizza. Have it all ready to chuck in when you need it.
In the video they used a frying pan, since my oven isn't big enough to fit a frying pan I used a loose bottom cake pan and that worked fine. Also, you don't have to use all the toppings they used, that's the great thing about pizza, top it with anything you like. I just ransacked my fridge for any veggies I had on had and used those. If you look at the photos you'll see, I may have over done it with the toppings. It tasted amazing though!
Deep Pan Pizza (adapted from Sorted Food)
- pasta/pizza flour, 500g
- warm water (400ml)
- sachet of dried yeast (7g)
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tsp of garlic powder
- bowl of fresh cherry tomatoes
- bunch of basil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- green bell peppers
- yellow bell peppers
- red onion
Dough (prepare the day before):
1. Combine the warm water with the yeast and set aside for a few minutes to activate.
2. In a separate bowl, stir the salt, garlic powder, and flour together. Then pour in your yeast mixture.
3. Mix with a spatula until the dough comes together and knead for 10 minutes.divide into
4. Divide dough into 4 equal sized balls, brush with oil and place on a floured tray. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
5. The next day, take out your dough and leave in a warm place for a couple of hours. Then on a floured surface, roll it out to the size of your pan.
6. Chop up your tomatoes, garlic, and basil. Cook in a hot saucepan until it thickens. Be sure to season with salt and pepper to taste.
7. With your pan over the stove, place your rolled out dough over it, pour in some tomato sauce. Chuck in your veggies and top it all off with parmesan.
8. Transfer to a hot oven and leave it for a few minutes (until the cheese looks all melted and amazing).