So, last night's dinner was Ah. May. Zing!
Luckily, along with the deep dish pizza pan, I still managed to hold on to the instruction booklet. (Lucky, because the family got this pan and instructions years and years ago.....) I used their recipe for the dough. And here's the introduction to the assembly instructions:
My awesome boyfriend came over...and asked if we could make deep dish pizza. Sure, I said. (He was in charge of the fillings.) Enter the pre-cooking:
1 lb sausage
1/2 lb bacon
1 huge ham steak (diced)
mushrooms (just to soak up the tasty bacon fat!)
After the second rising of the dough, I split it in half, rolled it out and lined the pan:
Next came the pounds of fillings: (I forgot to take a picture of the two cups of mozzarella underneath all of that.)
We had to add yet one more pork product, so enter the pepperoni...and a can of sliced olives:
Then the next layer of dough:
And now for the sauce, more mozzarella, some grated Parmesan, basil and oregano.
And then bake it for 25 minutes at 500 degrees. (Note: the rest of the house will feel cold, because the thermostat is NOT set in the triple digits.)
And you end up with this:
We were so excited to eat it, that this was the last photo from last night. I could only manage one piece. But here's the photo of tonight's dinner (a real mouthful) :
Still delicious...and I look forward to another slice tomorrow.