Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I've been thinking about pizza, mainly because you couldn't get to the house to deliver it. Secondly, I don't have the spare cash until my tax refund comes, to have delivery pizza.

I had the idea that I would try to make a deep-dish pizza. A lot of the recipes call for making a yeast dough, letting it rise and then rolling it out. Maybe some day I'll try that but I really didn't want to go through all those steps. So, I improvised.

I got 2 tubes of Pillsbury pizza dough. I buttered the sides and bottom of a springform pan and then laid the dough in the bottom of the pan. Because the dough is a large rectangle, I had to cut the excess off the sides. I put the other large rectangle perpendicular to the first one and used the cuttings of the overhanging dough to fill in small gaps in the bottom. Then, I turned down the edges as you see. The crust went into a 400ยบ oven for 15 minutes.

Once it came out, I filled it with my choice of ingredients. I bought Canadian bacon, which I cut into triangles, crumbled hickory smoked bacon, shredded cheddar and shredded Italian blend cheese. The pizza looked like this when I put it in the oven.

I baked it for 20 minutes. That seemed to be enough time to cook the dough thoroughly. It smelled so good. It looked wonderful when I removed it from the oven.

I removed the sides of the pan and the dough was cooked all the way around. I let it sit for a couple minutes before cutting. The resulting pieces were sturdy so you could pick up the piece and not have to eat it with a fork. I need to work on this as there was a lot of dough. I'd like to get half the amount of dough along the sides so there would be more room for ingredients but this was excellent for my first attempt. It was also very good as left overs for lunch today. 

Beverage:  Scottish Blend tea


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