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Pizza Recipe : Broccoli Deep Dish Pizza


Broccoli Deep Dish Pizza - Info
Category Toppings
Servings 12'' Pizza (2-4)
Preparation 45 Minutes
Cooking Time 12-15 Minutes
Difficulty Easy-Medium


Ingredients Required

  • 1 pkg dry yeast
  • 1 1/3 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 3 1/2 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbs salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 Tbs minced garlic
  • (1) 15-oz can tomato sauce
  • (1) 12-oz can tomato paste
  • 2 Tbs oregano
  • 2 Tbs basil
  • 2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lb Italian sausage (hot or sweet)
  • 1/2 Tbs crushed fennel seeds
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 8 cup blanched, roughly chopped broccoli
  • 1 Tbs shortening
  • 3 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Step by Step Procedure

Dissolve yeast in warm water; stir in sugar. Combine flours and salt,and gradually add the dissolved yeast and 1/4 cup of the oil. Knead until the texture is smooth. Put in a large bowl, cover with plasticwrap, and let rise until triple in bulk (2-3 hours). Meanwhile, prepare the fillings. Heat 1/4 cup of the oil in a saute pan, add 2 Tbs garlic, and cook for 30 seconds (without browning.) Stir in the tomato sauce and paste, simmer until thickened. Stir in basil and oregano, set aside to cool.

Head 2 Tbs of the oil and saute the mushrooms until lightly browned and the liquid is evaporated. Season to taste, and set aside to cool. Remove and discard the casings from sausage, crumble and add the sausage to the pan along with fennel. Cook thoroughly, remove and cool. Heat the butter and 2 Tbs of the oil; at 1 Tbs of garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in the broccoli until coated well and any liquid is evaporated. Season to taste; set aside.


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