Easy Pizza Dough
1 cup warm water (around 105 degrees F)
1 packet active yeast
1 tbs sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tps salt
1 tbs olive oil
In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt, then drizzle olive oil on top.
Cover the bowl with a damp towel (if you live in a humid place then it doesn't need to be damp) and set aside to rise for at least 30 minutes (I forgot it for 2 hours once and it was still fine).
Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees F and spray your pizza pan with cooking spray.
|I put mine in the microwave while it rises so it's out of the way.|
Knead gently, just until it's smooth. Again, try not to overwork the dough. No one likes a chewy pizza. Just be patient and gentle with your dough, and all will be well.
|I split mine and freeze half.|
Roll the dough into the shape of pizza pan. Transfer to your pan and shape to fit. If it tears, just mold it back together, no big deal.
Bake for 10 minutes, until slightly golden, turning over half way through. This is only a pre-bake so it should not be golden and crispy just yet.
Now you have a prefect pizza crust ready to be topped and baked!