I am pretty new to the forum, but I'm not new to pizza making. I worked in a pizza parlor for 4 years: slapping dough, cooking and topping. For the last 2 years I've been making pizzas at home, but I haven’t had much luck. I've had a lot of dough problems. I tried a lot of recopies and added different ingredients. My dough always came out bready and bland.
About a month ago I was looking for a new dough recipe online and that was when I found www.pizzamaking.com
. I spent a couple of weeks reading over the posts, which really helped me to figure out what I had been doing wrong. Next I decided to give DKM's thin crust a try. It was by far the best pizza I had ever made. So simple to make and yet the flavor of the crust was so complex. I have now made 3 of these pizzas, all with the same results.
Following my success with DKM's thin crust recipe, I decided to attempt a Chicago style. Being from the south I have never really had Chicago style pizza ( I’ve been to Chicago a couple of times but never tried their pizza, I will next time). Once again I chose DKM's recipe, but I was very skeptical. The addition of corn meal didn't sound good to me. I love corn meal, hell I grew up in the south. We put corn meal on every vegetable and then deep fry it. So I decided to substitute the corn meal for flour, but at the last minute I changed my mind. I am using a bread machine to make my dough. I first premix all liquid and dry ingredients separate, then add liquid and next add dry to bread machine. I put it on dough cycle and I stop it after everything is mixed or forms a dough ball, which is about 3-4 minutes. Other than using the bread machine I followed DKM's recipe. I did make one mistake. I didn't add enough cheese. When I put the cheese in, I put the same amount I would have on a thin or hand tossed. But the pizza still turned out great and the corn meal added a surprising great flavor and texture. The thick fat crust tasted so good with all the toppings and sauce. I took 2 slices to work the next day, and microwaved them. I swear the pizza tasted just as good or better. My co-workers where all asking where did me get the pizza from and were gawking :>) Thank you DKM!!!