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CI Pizza fail....

I have a 10" skillet and I've been buying my dough from my local pizza guy for pizzas on the stone.  I told him what I was attempting and he sold me a dough ball for a 10" pizza.  The crust didn't bake up the sides of the skillet so it wasn't technically "deep dish".  I'm guessing I needed more dough?  Any thoughts or suggestions?  


  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,735
    Did you let the dough ball rest in the pan to come up to room temperature? It will usually spread to the edges.
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,593
    edited February 2013
    Yep. Not enough dough. I buy 1 lb dough balls from a bakery for my skillet pies. If I roll out I can make a thin 16" pie. You can throw it in skillet. Even if you push it out and it doesn't touch the sides of the skillet it does when it cooks and fills the skillet. Not enough dough.
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  • @Eggcelsior, I did let it rest to room temp, but thanks for the reply.  @Chubbs, that's what I was thinking, but wasn't sure.  Thanks for the help!
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,880
    edited February 2013
    Good info bc I'll be doing one soon
  • you need at least a 14-16 ounce dough ball for a 10" deep dish.  At our pizza place we used a 20 ounce dough ball for a 13 x 9 square pan pizza.  10 ounce dough ball is not enough for any real pizza.

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,157
    I'm thinking its the dough. There are all types of dough for different styles of crust. The kind I use on my deep dish is more wet compared to what I use for thinner crust. I don't push it out or stretch it out, just drop it in the skillet and over time while its resting at room temperature it will "flow" out to fill the bottom of the skillet.

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,215
    edited February 2013
    Like Griff said, dough must be "wetter" than that used for stone pizza - and I use Crisco in the skillet. Deep dish needs the oil. Flop the dough into the skillet and push it up the sides.
    I have a 10" skillet with a "saute" pan side, much easier to form dough to than my other right angled CI skillet. 
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  • Thanks for all the comments and suggestions!  Much appreciated!
  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292

    Check out this link.  The dough is definitely different than normal pizza.  There is also a difference deep dish (chicago pizza) and pan pizza.  The attached link is for pan pizza (also called detroit style i think).


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