Deep Dish Pizza Crust Recipe
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.