“Deep Dish” #4: Even when it fails…

The last time I posted about deep dish, I shared a trick for knowing whether or not your dough is rising like it’s supposed to. But what about when the dough just doesn’t rise? If this happens, don’t despair! It still makes a tasty regular pizza crust. That’s what we did this night (photo taken August 17, 2013), when we were too tired and hungry and impatient to try a second round of dough-making, and it was delicious.

I think we had dough-rising issues the first time we made deep dish, too, and ended up smushing the failed dough-blobs into a pizza that looked like a double egg yolk, and we somehow happened to have extra sauce and mozzarella to top it. The moral of the story? Things don’t always go according to plan in the kitchen, but it’s harder to completely ruin things than you think.

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