Here’s how to make authentic-tasting Chicago deep-dish pizza. Complete with the buttery crust, slightly sweet tomato sauce, and a thick layer of cheese.
I love this Chicagoinspired recipe.
I’ve only had the pleasure of having real, authentic Chicago-style pizza a few times. And those few times have been enough to convince me that Chicago-style pizza is incomparably good. Better than good.
So, what makes Chicago-style pizza so damn amazing?
The answer is everything. Every little detail about this pizza is special. First, this pizza is baked in a deep-dish cake pan. The cheese goes directly on top of the crust and the sauce is piled on top. I may be completely wrong, but I’ve learned that the proper way to eat Chicago-style pizza is with a fork. It’s the only way you can eat it without making a very big mess.
For the Dough:
3¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup yellow cornmeal
1½ teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar
2¼ teaspoons instant yeast
1¼ cups water, room temperature
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon + 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
For the Sauce: