3 cups Flour
1 3/4 teaspoons Salt
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 Cup Warm Water **I believe it has to be about 105 degrees for the yeast to work properly. Too hot and it kills the yeast, too cold and it doesn’t “feed.” It usually make it just a little hot to the hand coming out of the faucet and it is usually fine.
1 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
1 pkg Yeast (if you are scooping out of a big jar it is 2 1/4 teaspoons)
Mix the Sugar, Water and Yeast and let it set for five mins. You should have foam on the top that is 1/2-1 inch tall.
Mix the Flour, Salt and Oil with a fork.
Mix the yeast mixture with the flour mixture and knead for 5 minutes.
Roll out to fit your pan. I usually sprinkle the pan with corn meal before I put the skin down. Top with your favorite toppings and cook for about 15 minutes on 500 degrees.
My favorite topping combo is butter and garlic salt as your “sauce,” slices of fresh mozzarella (the kind that is water packed in a ball), slices of tomatoes, basil, bacon, feta and chicken. Pesto sauce with tomatoes, mozz cheese and chicken is also really good.
I find it fun to experiement with whatever is in the fridge. 🙂