· 1 cup warm water (105-110 degrees F)· 1 TBS sugar· 1 TBS active dry yeast· 1 TBS olive oil· 2 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*· 1 tsp salt
Step 1Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a pizza pan or large jelly roll pan and set aside.Step 2Put warm water into a large mixing bowl.Step 3Add sugar and yeast and stir to combine.Step 4Let mixture sit for 5 minutes, or until it becomes frothy and bubbles form.Step 5Add olive oil and gently stir to combine.Step 6Add 2 cups of flour and salt and mix with a spatula until a ball begins to form (dough will still be slightly sticky). Add more flour as needed to form a dough ball.Step 7Transfer to a floured surface and knead into a smooth dough, adding up to ½ cup extra flour if needed.Step 8Roll dough into your desired shape and gently transfer to your prepared pan.Step 9To ensure the dough doesn't form air pockets, use a fork to prick to the dough all around (gently so you do not poke holes all the way through the crust).Step 10Bake on the lower rack of your preheated oven for 5 minutes and remove from your oven. (this is just to very slightly prebake the dough). If you notice air bubbles forming, poke them with a fork to let the air out.Step 11Add pizza sauce and toppings of choice!Step 12Bake on the lower rack of your oven for around 15-20 minutes until the crust looks crispy and lightly browned.Step 13Let cool, cut and serve.