Pepperoni and Jalapeño Deep Dish Pizza
Place ingredients in bread machine in this order:
2 Tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp milk (7 oz.)
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp yeast
Turn bread machine on dough setting. When the cycle is over, follow these directions:
To shape and top the dough: Transfer dough to lightly floured counter, divide in half, and lightly roll each half into ball. Working with 1 dough ball at a time, roll and shape dough into 9 1/2-inch round and press into oiled pan. Cover with plastic wrap and set in warm spot (not in oven) until puffy and slightly risen, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oven to 400 degrees.
Julie's tip for ensuring crisp pepperoni:
While dough rises, put half of pepperoni in single layer on microwave-safe plate lined with 2 paper towels. Cover with 2 more paper towels and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Discard towels and set pepperoni aside; repeat with new paper towels and remaining pepperoni.
Okay, now we're ready to top the pizza. Remove plastic wrap from dough.
Spread tomato sauce over dough almost to edges and sprinkle with italian seasoning.
Top each with 1 cup mozzarella and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
Place jalapeño on the pizza. Top with already-prepped pepperoni.
Bake until cheese is melted and pepperoni is browning around edges, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven; let pizzas rest in pans for 1 minute. Using spatula, transfer pizzas to cutting board and cut each into 8 wedges. Serve.