Dish Name: Deep-Dish Pizza Dough
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1 teaspoon sugar
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105 degrees to 115 degrees)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
Vegetable cooking spray
2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
|Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl, and let stand 5 minutes.
Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add flour, 1/2 cup cornmeal, and salt, and pulse 2 times or until blended.
With processor running, slowly add yeast mixture and oil through food chute, and process until dough forms a ball.
Process 1 additional minute.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 or 5 times.
Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top.
Cover dough, and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
Punch dough down; cover and let rest 5 minutes.
Divide dough in half; roll each half into an 11-inch circle on a lightly floured surface.
Coat 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray, and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon cornmeal.
Place dough in prepared pans; press dough up sides of pans.
Cover and let rise 20 minutes or until puffy.
Top and bake according to recipe directions.