Pizza Dough

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt

1. Stir together sugar and 1/3 cup water in large bowl.  Sprinkle yeast over this mixture and let stand until foamy, abotu 10 minutes.  Stir in remaining 1/2 cup water, olive oil, flour, and salt.  Blend with large spoon until contents form a dough.  Knead the dough on a floured surgace, incorporating more flour, if necessary, to prevent dough from sticking.  Knead dough until it is smooth and elastic, 5-10 minutes.

2. Put dough into deep, oiled bowl, and turn it to coat with oil.  Let dough rise, covered, in a warm place for 1 hour or until it is doubled in bulk.  Punch down the dought and form it into four balls.  Each will make a serving-size pizza.