RECIPE: Deep Pan Pizza

Don’t be surprised if pizza night starts coming around a lot more often!
ByJasmine BandaliSunday , 07 September 2014
RECIPE: Deep Pan Pizza
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11/³cups warm water
¼ cup non-fat dried milk
½ tsp salt
4 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
1½ tsp instant active dry yeast
2 tbsp vegetable oil, for the dough
18 tbsp vegetable oil (6 tbsp per pan)
cooking spray

200g passata
1 tsp dry oregano
½ tsp marjoram
½ tsp dry basil
½ tsp garlic salt

350g shredded mozzarella
Toppings of your choice

1 Place yeast, sugar, salt, and dried milk in a large bowl.

2 Add water and stir to mix well. Allow to sit for two minutes.

3 Add oil and stir again. Add flour and stir until dough forms and flour is absorbed.

4 Turn the dough out on to a surface and knead for about 10 minutes.

5 Divide the dough into three balls.

6 Take three 23cm cake pans and put 6 tbsp of oil in each making sure it is spread evenly.

7 Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough ball into a circle of about 23cm.

8 Place the dough circles in the cake pans.

9 Spray the outer edge of the dough with cooking spray.

10 Cover with a plate. Place in warm area to rise for 1 to 1½ hours.

11 Prepare the sauce by combining all the ingredients and allowing the mixture to sit for one hour.

12 Preheat the oven to 220C.

13 Ladle 1/³ of the sauce on to the dough and spread to within 2½cm of the edge.

14 Top with a small sprinkling of mozzarella cheese, and then add your desired toppings.

15 Add a generous amount of mozzarella to finish and place in the oven, cooking until the cheese is bubbling and the outer crust has browned nicely.

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