Lucinda's Deep-Dish Pizza Dough


Allowing the dough to rise overnight ensures a perfect crust every time.


  • 1 ⅓ cup water

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 package yeast

  • 3 cups flour plus 1 tablespoon

  • ¼ cup cornmeal

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup olive oil plus more for coating


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, place water, sugar, and yeast, letting dissolve 3-4 minutes.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, and salt.

  3. Slowly add the flour mixture to the water/yeast mixture in thirds. Before the last addition, add 1/4 cup olive oil.

  4. Sprinkle one tablespoon of flour on a countertop and knead bread until smoother. Transfer the dough to a bowl coated with olive oil. Turn dough to coat in oil. Cover and let rise overnight in the refrigerator.

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