Lou Pan

Lou Pan
Does anyone have a Chicago Style pizza recipe that tastes like Lou Malnati’s?

Help! I live in Indiana, and there is no good Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza. I don’t have enough time to order from Lou-To-Go, and really don’t have $40 to spend for one pie. Super Bowl is on Sunday, and I will be surrounded by Colts fans. Situation is dire…

I’m going to have to make a pizza from scratch. Who has a recipe for real deep dish? I have a pan – just don’t have a recipe.

Thanks, and Go Bears!

Chicago Style Pizza
Recipe courtesy Marc Malnati, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Chicago, Illinois
TV Food Network – Show: Follow That Food

Pizza Dough:
16 ounces water
1/8-ounce yeast
1/2-ounce salt
2 pounds bread flour
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup cornmeal

Toppings:
2 cups tomato sauce, jar or homemade
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup spinach, shredded
1/2 cup grated Romano
1/2 cup sliced pepperoni
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

In a mixer combine the water and the yeast and allow the yeast to dissolve.

Add the remaining ingredients except for the cornmeal and begin to mix the dough using a dough hook on low speed. Once a ball is formed mix on medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes until the dough becomes elastic and smooth. Remove from the mixer and place in a bowl coated with olive oil.

Allow the dough to rest for approximately 4 hours. Once the dough is rested, place on flat surface and dust with some flour.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a deep baking dish or deep dish pizza pan, spread the dough using your fingers at the bottom of the pan and make sure to have enough dough to come up the sides of the pan approximately 1/2-inch high.

Begin by placing a layer of the mozzarella cheese on the bottom of the crust. Add the tomato sauce and all of the toppings. Place in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes until golden and crispy.

Serve pizza straight from the oven to the table.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The FN chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

Yield: 6 serving

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