Monday, December 7, 2009

H's Deep Dish Pizza for the Big Night!

The 'Big Night' was the night before my very first Law School Final Exam. This is the night where mental rest is on the top of the list. I've been studying all semester (and all day for the last 4 days)- it's time to relax and not freak out. So, while I was reviewing at the library on Sunday, H was at home prepping dinner: Deep Dish Pizza. This is one of my favorite meals and absolute favorite leftover lunch.
Dough: made with a boiled and riced potato, par baked blind before layering it up with toppings

On the Crust: Butter the crust, then a layer of provolone, a layer of pepperoni, a layer of mozzerella and finally the sauce.

On top of the sauce - chunks of hot italian sausage, a handful of minced red onion, parm and spices (oregano and hot pepper flakes, salt and pepper)

Then it cooks again for about 10 minutes - to cook the sausage and melt the cheese. That's it - then it's dinner time. Leftovers freeze well - we seal individual pieces in a quart size ziploc for easy lunches.

Civil Procedure - bring it on! Oh yeah, 
it's already been brought-en!

Deep Dish Pizza Dough
1 medium baking potato
3.5 cups AP flour
1.5 tsp instant yeast
1.75 tsp salt
1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
6 TBSP olive oil

2 sticks butter - clarified (for greasing the deep dish pan and to rub into the par baked crust before layering with toppings)
* to clarify - melt on the stove and remove the layer of 'foam' and any other bits. It prevents the butter from burning.


Frieda said...

Oooohhh...I'm in love ~ with your pizza, that is! Good luck on your exam! Ü

kat said...

How nice to have that made for you. Hope the exam went well

Kate said...

Hope your exams are going well - I remember when my husband was a 1L - it's crazy!
Thanks for the deep dish info - I hope to make that in the near future.

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

oh goodness that looks amazing!! congrats on the first semester!