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this instructable will show you the steps to making a delicious deep dish dutch oven pizza.
Dutch ovens can be expensive and heavy so be careful when walking with it
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Step 1: Supplies

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First you will need a cast iron dutch oven. It has to be one that you can place coals on the top so the piazza gets cooked all around not just the bottom or the sides.

second is 2 boxes of instant piazza dough. I used chef boyardee piazza dough mix.

a fire pit and coals to heat the piazza

Fire gloves or a dutch over lifter to get the dutch oven from the fire. Careful because it is hot and heavy so be sure you have a good grip on it before lifting it out of the fire.

also a charcoal chimney

water to mix with the piazza dough

tin foil to coat the inside of the dutch oven so the dough does not stick

cheese for the top

ready made tomato sauce

(optional) pepperoni or other toppings of your choice

Step 2: Prepare

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start by coating the inside of the Dutch oven with tin foil and spray cooking oil on to the tin foil so it will not come off with the pizza. make a fire and use progressively bigger logs this adds more heat to your fire and gives you a better surface to rest the dutch oven on. make the pizza dough using 1 box (the other is for mess ups or a second pizza) and the water. also with the charcoal chimney put charcoals into it and light it so the charcoals are hot.

Step 3: Insert pizza dough

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put the pizza dough in the dutch oven and make it so it makes a dip on the inside and about 1in-2in deep. put sauce in the dip then add the cheese on top of that then add any extra ingredients on top of that. if you feel that it is not high enough you can add another layer like the one described above on top of the existing one.
Lo Tec1 year ago

what is a piazza

dirtydeeds3 years ago
- Actually, if you ever read the instructions when you purchase cast iron - also very porous - cookware, it specifically states not to wash the cookware with soap, only hot water. Oil will do good add seasoning.
This is good write-up, i look forward to trying it out!
bob482203 years ago
dutch oven can be bought onlilne from amazon for 34.99 no shipping
lemonie6 years ago
How about actually doing this and posting your own images? L
Darter76 (author)  lemonie6 years ago
I did on a camping trip and i did not have my camera or phone. and it was my aunts dutch oven so i could not just go to Minnesota and get it from her.
Oh. It's theory backed-up with practice, but it would be good to have some original images. I'm a bit stuck for an oven-substitute that would actually work though... L
Darter76 (author)  lemonie6 years ago
ya dutch ovens arn't cheap either and the fire might melt any ordianry cooking pot
You should search online or at flea markets for one.  Even an old, rusty one is still good.  There are many sites online that can tell you how to restore one.  Considering they last forever the cost is  not really that much.
You're right - the advantage of the heavy-iron pot is just that. I'd love to try it myself, but don't have the necessaries... L
ardrhi5 years ago
The recipe sounds interesting, but the description of how to form the dough in the dutch oven is a bit thin -- what's a "dip", for example?  Also, I would have liked to have seen your own pictures of the preparation and cooking process, and not clip art.  It would have helped clarify some of the procedural steps.

I think the author meant to form a 'lip' around the edge to keep the sauce and the cheese from touching the sides of the oven, which would surely scorch and tomato sauce is very acidic and can ruin the  seasoning on your oven.   Also, I do periodically clean my cast iron with soap and very hot water.  I haven't ever had a soapy tast to my foods.  My mother ALWAYS cleans hers with soap and water and I never noticed soapy foods growing up either.  I think the author is confusing it with stoneware which is porous and can 'suck in' the dish soap.   

rhaubejoi4 years ago
Great idea!  Thanks for sharing!  I am known for baking cakes in my dutch ovens and cooking whole meals with 2 or 3 going at a time.  I may have to do an instructable on my cake ones!  lol.  Once when I sent one to work with my husband for his shift it was halfway gone before the first shift left!  AND someone else licked the dish!  lol.  This looks like a great one we will have to try this weekend! 

one thing puzzles me though, it being dough, why did you put the foil in?  I only use foil in mine for things that have a lot of sugar.   If it was seasoned good, I would think you could skip that step...
wats dutch about these things? i mena i live in holland and i never have seen such oven, or is it just a name?
i guess because its made in a dutch oven
and i suggest searching wikipedia for it
yeah but why is the oven called a dutch oven? :P

i searthed wikipedia and it said the first ones where made in holland, they used sand as a mold to put the liquid iron in or something like that
Darter76 (author)  deathsmileyinc5 years ago
 i think it is just a name and i am sure that there are many other names for it.  this is the name i call it
ardrhi5 years ago
They're named after the iron-casting method used by the Dutch, which used moulds made of compressed sand.

I'm a little put off by the spelling of pizza as "piazza".   A piazza is a town square, not a food item.  And the author had a PIZZA DOUGH BOX right there to use as a spelling exemplar.  I'm not normally a spelling nazi, but come ON, you could at least try.
qwertymnb5 years ago
thanks. made some on a camping trip. they were OK.