Square Sicilian pizza is usually what comes to mind when people think of thick crust pizza. However, there are a number of thick crust styles out there that deserve your attention.
Detroit-style pizza is the fastest-growing pizza style in the country thanks to its deliciously dense base and generous layer of toppings. There’s also the world famous Chicago deep dish pizza, which tips the scales with its generous layers of cheese and delicious inner “toppings.” No matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s a delicious thick crust pizza waiting for you.
Although people like to debate which type of pizza is better, in the end, both thick and thin crust pizza has a great following.
But, what’s the difference between thick and thin crust pizza?
Even though the ingredients for the two are the same (flour, water, yeast, salt, and olive oil), there are a few differences.
The dough is in a deeper baking pan, so the crust is thicker especially at the edges. Thus, requires longer cooking time.
The flour to water ratio is different for the thick crust pie. Hence, it’s better to use fresh yeast so the dough could rise more during the baking process. The same applies to the proofing time – the dough for the thick crust pie usually proofs longer.
Since the crust for this pie is thicker, it can hold more toppings.
All thick crust pies come down to three main categories:
Pan pizza – is somewhere in the middle between the thin crust pie and the deep dish pie. It is usually half an inch thin and is baked in an oiled pan. That gives the pan pizza its crunchiness at the bottom and the edges, altogether with the chewiness of the center.
Deep Dish pie – is baked in deep pans and can be up to 2 inches thick. The crust is crunchy and buttery, and the center is loaded with toppings.
Sicilian pie – is stretched in an oiled rectangle pan to get that crunchy but chewy texture in focaccia like bread.
Detroit-style pizza - derived from the sicilian pie and is characterized by reverse order of preparation (cheese under sauce). The crust is crispy almost like fried.
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Craving a thick pie in New York?
Order a Sicilian or Sicilian combination pizza from Big Nick’s Pizza. If in Chicago, choose from a variety of pan pizza and stuffed pizza from Villa Palermo. Both available 7 days a week, for pickup or delivery via Slice app.
Celiac sufferers, gluten intolerant people, or the ones that are on a gluten-free diet, can enjoy a thick crust gluten-free pizza. Find a gluten-free alternative by preferences in the Slice app.
Are you on a ketogenic diet, or simply trying to eat fewer carbs? Search for thick crust keto pizza near you, within the app.
Probably the most popular thick crust pie is the Sicilian. This satisfying spongy bite generously covered with cheese and tomato is only a tap away from you. Find the perfect Sicilian square pie next to you for pickup or delivery with Slice.
The pizza came in the allotted time specified. And it was delicious. Large pizza, good crust, the perfect in between for thin crust and deep dish. Thick.
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