Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Deep Dish Pizza

So, we have pizza fairly often in our house.  And I have some fantastic pizza crust recipes (this one and this one), but that doesn't stop me from experimenting.  I decided to set out and make a pan style pizza, and it turned out fairly well.  My boys devoured it, so I call that a success.

Deep Dish Pizza
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon fast rising yeast
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3 cups GF flour blend
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons gelatin
2 egg whites
toppings of choice


In a small bowl  mix together water, yeast, oil, honey, and vinegar.  Let sit for ~3-5 minutes. In a medium bowl (I used my stand mixer for this), stir together dry ingredients.  Add the yeast mixture and mix on low speed until combined, add in the egg whites and mix.  Then mix on high speed for a couple of minutes.  The dough should become very thick, but slightly sticky.

Generously coat two 9" cake pans with oil.  Divide the dough in half and place each in a cake pan.  Wet a spatula or your fingers with water and press the dough into each pan.  Cover the pans and allow them to rise for 30 minutes in a warm spot.

Preheat oven to 350F.  Uncover dough and top with your favorite toppings.  Cook for ~45 minutes at 350F, and enjoy! 

Yields: Two 9" pizzas

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  1. That looks great! I make a lot of pizza too, but usually from Bob's Red Mill pizza crust mix. I'll try your recipe and see how it goes!


  2. I want to try this, but I fear the yeast may also be toxic for me...

  3. Deep dish pizza is my favorite. There is a lot more to it than it appears and you wont know what is in it until you take a bite. I just want to be able to find a pizza place in Calgary that serves excellent deep dish pizza.