Intro: Deep Dish Dutch Oven Pizza
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
Step 1: Supplies
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
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
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.
Step 4: Cooking the Pizza
once the fire has burned down a bit and there are a lot of coals then place it on the outside of the fire not in the middle but move some coals under the dutch oven. then the coals that are in the charcoal chimney are placed on the dutch oven lid. make sure you take caution when putting the dutch oven on the fire and make sure it is stable so it does not fall and spill your hard work all over the fire. it will have to cook for 35 min or more . if you are unsure if it is cooked then open the lid and check by placing a fork or knife in to the crust and the middle. if it feels to squishy at the bottom it needs more time.
Step 5: Eating!!!!!
now you can take your dutch oven off the fire but use the gloves to handle it because it is hot. take the coals off the lid too but try not to get any soot into the pizza. take off the lid and cut the pizza into however many parts you want to serve and then remove the tin foil. CLEAN YOUR DUTCH OVEN WITH OIL NOT SAOP. soap will sink into the spaces in the iron and the next meal you cook will taste soapy and your dutch oven will be ruined. oil adds to the flavor the next time you cook and cleans it.