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Pizza recipe, pizza dough recipe, pizza toppings.
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Posted by Maria
Double Decker Pizza Recipe
This pizza recipe is to create a multi-layer pizza. Topping ingredients should be sauteed to preheat as with any other good pizza recipe. Olive oil is a good liquid cooking medium to use when heating the pizza toppings.
Use either one pizza dough packet and divide in half, or use two, and allow them to rise in separate bowls. Use a circular pan of about pie size (10" ?) as that is what the time instructions were calculated with.
Seasoning: Italian seasoning, oregano, garlic powder though you might try red pepper and paprika.
Common toppings: sausage, chopped green peppers, onions, mushrooms, corn, chicken, et cetera.
- Preheat oven at 475 degrees.
- First layer of crust 7 minutes in oven.
- Remove crust.
- Add light sauce, seasoning, and light cheese.
- Put back in oven for around 1 minute.
- Remove from oven and stretch second crust layer over the top of the lower layer.
- It is easiest to do this if you put flour or olive oil on a flat surface, spread the dough, and then pick it up and place it on top of the lower layer.
- Back in oven for 6 minutes.
- Remove from oven.
Then: add light sauce, pre-cooked topping + cheese -
10 minutes more to cook.
if you add to much sauce then the dough will not get crusty because it is too thick. I used less than one can of tomato sauce for a pie pan sized pan.
You can play with the cooking times somewhat to get the crust to be harder or softer, however I would stick to 7 minutes for the lower crust. first try was 6, 1, 5, 8 minutes respectively, and I thought the pizza was too soggy. Soggy is very hard to eat, and really not very good.
Instead of using those premade dough packages that you add water too, try using a recipe for biscuits. I took mine out of a Better Crocker Cook Book. Very simple and takes about as much time to make as the premade packages.
Biscuit recipes generally only require flour, baking (soda or powder I forget which), salt, shortening, and milk. The biscuit recipes gives the dough a slightly different taste, but also rises more than a normal dough recipe, and is thicker providing more supportive pizza.
Cook the biscuits in pan for 3 minutes. remove add toppings and cook for remainder of time recommended in biscuit recipe. Then turn off the oven and let the pizza sit in the warm oven until golden brown. That seemed to give me good results.
The drawback: The biscuit dough is much more filling than normal premade dough, and eating a full 16" pizza like I normally would gave me quite the stomach ache.
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