It had never even crossed my mind to use a cake pan for baking pizza, but it really does make a great pan pizza!
If you have a bread machine, stick around here for easy bread machine directions. Otherwise, head over to Julie's blog for the regular directions. Never fear, they are still quick and easy to follow. Don't forget to come back here though when you are ready to top the pizza.
Pepperoni and Jalapeño Deep Dish Pizza
Place ingredients in bread machine in this order:
2 Tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp milk (7 oz.)
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp yeast
Turn bread machine on dough setting. When the cycle is over, follow these directions from Julie's blog (I added some pictures):
To shape and top the dough: Transfer dough to lightly floured counter, divide in half, and lightly roll each half into ball. Working with 1 dough ball at a time, roll and shape dough into 9 1/2-inch round and press into oiled pan. Cover with plastic wrap and set in warm spot (not in oven) until puffy and slightly risen, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oven to 400 degrees.
Julie's tip for ensuring crisp pepperoni:
Okay, now we're ready to top the pizza. Remove plastic wrap from dough.
Spread tomato sauce over dough almost to edges and sprinkle with italian seasoning.
Top each with 1 cup mozzarella and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
Place jalapeño on the pizza. I only put it on half of this pizza to keep it kid-friendly.
Top with already-prepped pepperoni.
This recipe is featured in Meal Plan: November 15-21.