READ THIS FIRST: This recipe should help you achieve the best deep-dish pizza you will ever bake at home. Instructions are for making a 12" deep dish pizza. Please take the time to read through the entire recipe before you start.
Also, it will help greatly if you have the following baking equipment:
1 round deep-dish pizza/cake pan - 12” diameter by 2” in height,
1 Pizza Stone (optional, but recommended - place on bottom oven rack),
Fine mesh Strainer and Bowl (for draining excess liquid from tomatoes),
Large Spoon or Ladle (for spreading tomato sauce.),
Sturdy mixing spoon, Stainless Steel/Plastic Bowl, and food service gloves (for kneading - optional), a wide roll of heavy duty aluminum foil,
Pan Gripper and/or Pot Holders, Serving/Cutting Spatula,
Extra bowl, cooking spray, plastic wrap, and a warm place (for rising dough).
For a more detailed recipe with baker's percentages and conversions for other pan sizes, Check out Lesson 3 of Deep Dish 101 from RealDeepDish.com