Chicago deep-dish pizza with mushrooms~ peppe

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 pack Dry yeast
1 cup Warm water (105 degrees to 115 degrees)
2½ cup All-purpose flour
½ cup Yellow cornmeal
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Olive oil
Vegetable cooking spray
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1½ cup Chopped green bell pepper
1½ cup Chopped onion
1 Garlic clove, crushed
2½ cup Sliced mushrooms
2 teaspoons Dried oregano
¼ teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Yellow cornmeal
1½ cup Canned crushed tomatoes
1¼ cup (5 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
¾ cup (3 ounces) shredded provolone cheese
Oregano sprigs (optional)

Directions: Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Place flour, ½ cup cornmeal, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a food processor, and pulse 2 times or until blended. With processor on, slowly add yeast mixture and 1 tablespoon of oil through food chute; process until dough forms a ball. Process for 1 additional minute. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 4 to 5 times. Place the dough in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning dough to coat top. Cover the dough, and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Add bell pepper, onion, and crushed garlic, and saute for 5 minutes.

Add mushrooms, dried oregano, and ¼ teaspoon salt; saute 3 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; let cool.

Punch dough down; cover and let rest for 5 minutes. Divide dough in half. Roll each half of dough into an 11-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place the dough into 2 (9-inch) round cake pans coated with cooking spray and each sprinkled with 1 tablespoon cornmeal; press dough up sides of pan. Cover and let rise 20 minutes or until puffy.

Spread half of vegetable mixture over each prepared crust, and top each with half of the crushed tomatoes. Sprinkle cheeses evenly over pizzas.

Bake at 475 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees, and bake an additional 15 minutes. Cut each pizza into 8 wedges. Garnish with oregano sprigs, if desired.

Nutritional Info: CALORIES 342 (28% from fat); PROTEIN 14.8g; FAT 10.6g (sat 4.4g, mono 3.4g, poly 0.9g); CARB 47.2g; FIBER 3.4g; CHOL 19mg; IRON 3.6mg; SODIUM 417mg; CALC 261mg Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #2.TXT

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