Deep Dish Pizza Crust
Homemade pizza dough is easy and well worth the effort. Topped with a good sauce and favorite toppings, your family will love it.
1 cup warm water, 105°F to 115°F (40°C to 45°C)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 (0.25-ounce) packet active dry yeast, or 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 cups all-purpose flour
- Combine warm water, oil and yeast; fold in flour and mix thoroughly. Roll into a ball; place in an oiled bowl and let rise in refrigerator overnight.
- Bring to room temperature before putting it in the pizza pan. Coat a deep-dish pizza pan with oil or cooking spray. Spread dough evenly around bottom and sides of pan. Cover with a cloth and let rise for 30 minutes at room temperature.
- Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Remove cloth and cover dough with preferred pizza toppings. Bake until crust is brown on the edges, 30 to 40 minutes.
- Cut into wedges and serve at once.
Makes 8 servings.