Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

INGREDIENTS

4 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons yellow cornmeal

1¾ teaspoons salt

2¾ teaspoons instant yeast

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 tablespoons butter, melted

2 tablespoons vegetable oil or salad oil

1 cup + 2 tablespoons lukewarm water

Filling

¾ lb. mozzarella cheese, sliced

1 cup pepperoni pieces

28-ounce can plum tomatoes, lightly crushed; or 28-ounce can be diced or chopped tomatoes

2 to 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced, optional

1 tablespoon sugar, optional

1 to 2 teaspoons Pizza Seasoning or mixed dried Italian herbs (oregano, basil, rosemary), to taste

1 cup freshly grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese

2 tablespoons olive oil, to drizzle on top

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