Deep Dish Pizza Crust Recipe Ingredients:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 2 jumbo eggs room temperature
- 2 tablespoons thyme
- 1 cup of 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 for 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 the 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.