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Deli Counter Pizza
Prep Time
1 hr 45 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
1 hr 58 mins
Author: Ann
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups mozzarella
  • 4 oz Asiago
  • 8 oz Pastrami
  • 4 oz Turkey Pepperoni
  • 4 oz Smoked Gouda
  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Take yeast and sugar and add to the lukewarm water , also add 1 tbsp olive oil and stir. Let stand for 2-3 mins for it to foam up slightly( the water will start to look cloudy).
  3. Use you favorite mixer with dough hook attachment.
  4. Once in the mixer I keep it on the lowest speed ( 2nd speed on a Kitchen Aid mixer) for 9-12minutes ensuring the dough is well kneaded.
  5. *Note* you can do this process by hand , but it takes a lot of practice. I opted for the easy no hands on approach lol.
  6. Pull the dough from the hook. It should come off clean if it was done well.
  7. Form dough into a ball by pulling and folding the sides under. It should look smooth.
  8. Coat a large bowl with olive oil and rest the ball of dough in the center.
  9. Drizzle some of the oil on the dough to keep it from drying out.
  10. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or damp kitchen cloth and Let stand for 2 hrs in a warm place.
  11. Once risen punch down dough.
  12. Flour a flat surface and take out the dough. Place the dough on floured surface and start to form your crust.
  13. Start in center of dough, working outward toward edges but not rolling over them. You can use a rolling pin at this point to help with making the dough even.
  14. Place the rolled dough on the baking sheet.
  15. Use a fork to poke all over the dough
  16. Spread sauce in a circular motion without going to the edge.
  17. Place your cheese slices on the dough
  18. Place your chopped pastrami toppings
  19. Bake for 13 mins at 450.
  20. Note: Want to have a flavored crust? In the last minute dab crust with olive oil or butter.
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