Well, my pizza cravings took over yesterday. Even after I ate a Stouffer's french bread pizza, I still had a craving for more! Determined to finally use my Pampered Chef deep dish baker once and for all, I went straight to the computer and downloaded Emeril Lagasse's recipe for Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza.
I thought that I would use some Bridgeford frozen bread dough for the crust (I know...it's sacrelige to some...but I was feeling a little lazy). But, in the end, my poor planning left me with too little time to go purchase the dough, let it thaw and rise. So, I was forced to make my own dough, using the recipe that Emeril references on his pizza recipe. It was surprisingly quick, easy and tasty. I guess pizza dough is the best place to start making bread.
I followed the recipe exactly and made no changes. I was lucky to find a really great Italian sausage at my Stater Bros. that made the flavor out of this world! The recipe was really simple and the finished product was excellent! At first I was a little worried when I pulled the pie out of the oven because it looked a little "wet" on top. But after we cut into it and had a taste, all of my doubts were gone. This pizza was worth the work!
The pizza tasted like there was a trick to it...it was that yummy. I would recommend it to anyone! Next time we are going to try some pepperoni and less onions/peppers (my 5 year old needs to eat, too) for variety.
And of course, what is better than homemade pizza? Leftover homemade pizza! Guess what I ate for breakfast today? :-)