1 c. warm water
1/2 t. sugar
1 envelope yeast or 2 1/2 t. bread machine yeast
3 c. flour (plus 1/4 c. extra for kneading)
1 t. salt
1 T. olive oil
In a glass measuring cup, mix 1/4 c. warm water, sugar and yeast. Let stand for 10 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour and salt. Pour in 3/4 c. warm water and olive oil. Mix thoroughly and add yeast mixture. Mix thoroughly again. Knead on floured surface for 5 minutes (leave surface with flour for later). Make a ball. Place in cleaned large bowl and cover with a hand towel. Let rise for 2 hours.
Punch down dough and knead on floured surface again for one minute. Roll out pizza for crust. This makes two 10 inch in diameter thin crust pizzas or one deep dish or two calzones.
Place crust on pizza pan and add toppings. Cook at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.
Approximate Cost: $1.33