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a pizza recipe

I posted a picture on instagram this past week of the homemade pizza I made for the husband and I on Valentine’s night, and several of you said you would love to have the recipe.  Well, I highly recommend it!!

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First I want to say that this crust is super deep dish.  We wanted a deep dish crust, so we were super happy with it.  But I just have to warn you it was the deepest dished pizza I’ve ever seen.  You could always take out some of the dough to make it less thick, I suppose.  But I would advice against it if you’re a big crust person!  It was soft and sort of flaky, just like real deep dish pizza.

The recipe is by Bobby Flay, and I found it here.  I only used the crust part of the recipe and did my own thing with the toppings.  We made two pizzas.  One was a 10 inch pie pan and the other was 9 inch.  On one pizza I added olive oil, then mozzerella, feta, sundried tomatoes, and spinach.  The only thing I would do differently next time is I would wait until it is almost done cooking before adding the sundried tomatoes.  They were a bit charred this time:)

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For the other pizza, I spread store bought pizza sauce before adding mozzarella, feta, and grated Parmesan cheese.  I wouldn’t change a thing about this one!

Two other things I did differently from the recipe in the baking process – I didn’t use a pizza stone (because I don’t have one) and I only baked these for a total of 25 minutes rather than the recommend 40.  If I had left it in the full time, the whole thing would have been charred!

So, there ya go!  If you make it let me know what you think!  The process of making the dough was a bit lengthy, but most of the time was spent just letting it rise.  The hands on time was actually fairly minimal.  And it was so worth it!  We ate the leftovers today (3 days later), and they were just as good as the first time!

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Happy Eating!!

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