Here’s a recipe using that for a long time for our homemade pizza crust! Do not be intimidated doing it at home. It’s so easy and it’s the best crust you ever know.
- 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.