- 2-½ Cups Bread Or All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Yeast
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1-⅓ Cup Very Warm Tap Water
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- Place 1 cup of flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl and mix to combine. Use bread flour if you have it, but I’ve used all-purpose many, many times and it’s fine.
- Add 1 1/3 cups very warm tap water and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Mix well.
- Add additional flour, about another 1 1/2 cups until dough forms a loose ball.
- Knead for 3-5 minutes. Cover and allow dough to rise for about an hour. Rising time is somewhat flexible I use it after 15-30 minutes if I was in a hurry.
- Divide dough into four portions.
- Place each portion on a sprayed pizza pan or cookie sheet and pat out into about a 12-inch circle.
- If your dough is sticky, add a little extra flour. If it resists stretching, let it rest for a little bit. A minute or two can make a big difference.
- Preheat your oven to 425 F. Use a fork to poke holes all over the pizza dough. Bake for about 5-9 minutes until crust is set but make sure to remove it from the oven before it begins to brown too much.
- Add pizza sauce, and desired toppings. Bake for an additional 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven when its cooked to your liking