Deep Dish Pizza Dough

"The best pizza dough ever!!! This recipe orginated from the "Emeril Live" television show. I changed a couple of things but the recipe is incredible. Rises well...My boyfriend raves that it's better than any take out pizza :)"
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins
2 deep dish pizzas




  • Combine water, yeast and sugar.
  • Stir to mix and let stand until the mixture is frothy.
  • Add half the flour and all of the oil and salt to the yeast mixture.
  • Mix with hand until all flour is incorporated.
  • Continue adding the rest of the flour until dough is still slightly sticky.
  • Place dough on a a floured surface and knead until smooth but still tacky.
  • Oil a large mixing bowl with the remaining two tsp oil.
  • Place the dough in the bowl and turn to oil all sides.
  • Cover with platic wrap and set in a warm, draft-free place until nearly doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Divide into 2 equal portions.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. This dough turned out excellent. I love pizza.. I always bought the store bought dough. Never again. Anita M
  2. This is wonderful pizza dough, it rose perfect and was very easy to work with! It turned out perfect and tasted excellent! Thanks a bunch AmandaAOates....
  3. Very easy to do and great taste!. My husband loves it.
  4. This was excellent pizza crust. Easy to make, the dough was easy to handle. I made 3 thin-crust pizzas with it and they turned out beautifully. Thank you for posting.
  5. I must say that this was an easy dough recipe. I used flour on my hands to keep the dough from sticking, it was tacky as stated. It raised nicely. I used the hole dough for one large square pan pizza. I was hoping for more air in the dough but at least it wasn't a heavy crust. I didn't feel the flavor was any different than the crusts that I've made in the past. Not bad though.



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