National Deep-Dish Pizza Day: Die Sauerkrautwurst Pizza

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Die Saurkrautwurst und Rotkohl Pizza (Sauerkraut, Sausage and Red Cabbage Pizza) is a deep-dish pan pizza, heavily inspired by German flavors. This pie can be used on any style of crust and can be prepped ahead of time to be ready to go on this special occasion, or even as a fixed part of your menu!

Featuring Galbani® Premio Mozzarella Shreds and a Deep-Dish dough recipe from Modernist Pizza made with an unbleached, all-purpose flour from Heckers & Ceresota, The Sauerkrautwurst Pizza also showcases batwurst, sauerkraut and a homemade braukraut (sweet & sour red cabbage mix). The flavor profile for this unique pizza is all drawn together with a delicious Rahm sauce that’s easy to make and store for future pies. Dough, Rahm Sauce and the Braukraut recipes will be included in this description below, as well as a full shop list.

24 oz. Modernist Pizza: Deep-Dish Master Recipe pizza dough
Caraway seeds
3 oz. Rahm sauce
7.5 oz. 50/50 blend of Galbani® Premio Mozzarella Shreds and Muenster
4 oz. Bratwurst (sliced)
3.5 oz. Sauerkraut
3.5 oz. Red onion (sliced)
Fresh chives
Fresh dill
Fresh Parsley and additional sauerkraut (for garnish)

TO MAKE YOUR PIZZA, first sprinkle some caraway seeds on the edge of the crust then re-edge your pie one more time before baking. Add your Rahm sauce and a thin layer of your cheese mix. Lay down a thin layer of sauerkraut then top with your bratwurst, red onion and another layer of cheese. Bake in your oven at 525° for about 7-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown.

Remove your pizza from the oven and top with one more thin layer of sauerkraut, then dust with some fresh chives and dill. Finish your pizza with strips of your sweet and sour cabbage mix. Place a small mound of sauerkraut in the center for diners to add to their slices, with a few sprigs of fresh parsley for garnish.

Ceresota Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (100.00%) – 907g
Water 70° (59.21%) – 537g
IDY (0.82%) -7.4g
Fine Ground Cornmeal (10.53%) – 95.5g
Lard, softened (4.74%) – 43g
Butter, softened (4.74%) – 43g
Fine salt (2.11%) – 19g

Mix water yeast, flour and cornmeal together. Then add lard and butter and mix on medium to LOW gluten development. Add salt then mix on medium to HIGH gluten development. Perform Window pane test to determine gluten development. Bench rest for 20 min; cover well. Portion dough, place in your pan and lightly mist with water; cover well. Proof at room temp (70°) for 1.5 hours or refrigerated for 24 hours.

2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. tomato paste
1 cup beef stock alternatively vegetable broth
1 cup half & half
⅓ cup water or white wine
1 tsp. coarse Kosher salt
¼ tsp. white pepper
½ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. paprika powder
¼ tsp. sugar

Melt the butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add the flour and fry on medium heat for a couple of minutes. Then add the tomato paste and fry for another couple of minutes. Pour in the beef or vegetable broth and mix until everything is well combined. Add the half & half and, wine or water and allow to simmer on medium heat until the sauce is smooth and thickened. Add seasonings to taste. Keep warm on low heat until serving.

2 tablespoons butter
1/2 large red cabbage, sliced 1/4-inch thick
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the thinly sliced red cabbage and toss to coat with the butter. Sauté until slightly wilted, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle sugar over the cabbage and toss to coat evenly. Add the balsamic vinegar to the pot. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium low. Cover and simmer until the cabbage is completely tender but not mushy. Stir often, about 30 to 45 minutes total. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Ceresota Unbleached All-Purpose flour
Galbani® Premio Mozzarella Shreds

Muenster cheese (shredded)
Fine ground cornmeal
Instant dry yeast
Kosher salt
Caraway seeds
Tomato paste
Beef stock, alternatively vegetable broth
Half & Half
White wine
White pepper
Onion powder
Garlic powder
Paprika powder
Large red cabbage
Balsamic vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
Red onion
Fresh Chives, Parsley and Dill

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