Thick Pizza Crust


1 1/3 cups warm water (105 F)
1/4 cup non-fat powdered milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 (1/16 ounce) package dry yeast
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (for dough)
9 ounces vegetable oil (3 ounces per pan)
butter-flavored Pam cooking spray


Put yeast, sugar, salt, and dry milk in a large bowl.
Add water and stir to mix well.
Let rest for two minutes.
Add oil and stir again.
Add flour and stir until dough forms and flour is absorbed.
Turn out on to a flat floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes, adding more flour as needed, until elastic and no longer sticky.
Divide dough into three balls.
Put 3 ounces of oil in each of three 9-inch cake pans, making sure it is spread evenly.
Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough ball to about a 9-inch circle.
Place in cake pans.
Spray the outer edge of dough with Pam and cover with a plate.
Place in warm area and allow to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Preheat oven to 475F.

Note: I use this recipe for one deep dish pizza crust. I do everything the recipe says. I cook ar 475 for about 15 minutes.


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