Deep Dish Pizza Crust Recipe - Sizin Portal

Deep Dish Pizza Crust Recipe

Thursday, May 8, 2008

* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/8 cup olive oil
* 2 jumbo eggs -- room temperature
* 2 tablespoons thyme
* 1 cup warm water
* 1 package rapid rise yeast
* 2 teaspoons sugar

Whisk together water, yeast and sugar in a bowl and set aside to proof for 10 minutes. In a large bowl sift together flour and salt and sprinkle in thyme. Mix eggs into yeast mixture. Pour liquid into dry ingredients and mix until a soft sticky dough forms. remove dough to a lightly floured surface and knead 5 minutes, until dough is no longer sticky.

Place in a well oiled bowl, turning to coat all sides, cover and allow to rise until doubled in bulk 2 3 hours.

Punch dough down and place into a well oiled 12" pizza pan. using your hands, move dough around the bottom of the pan and 2/3 the way up the sides. Set aside and let rise 10 minutes.

Brush crust lightly with olive oil and add toppings.