1 envelope dry yeast
1/4 teaspoon sugar
3/4 cup lukewarm water (105 F)
Stir yeast and sugar into water, let sit for 8 minutes or so.
In a bowl (or food processor) mix
1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour or bread flour
1/2 teaspoon salt.
Add the yeast mixture. If using the food processor, continue running until dough forms a ball, 10-20 seconds. By hand, mix with a
sturdy spoon until ready to knead.
On a floured surface turn out the dough. Knead the dough for 2 minutes or so.
If the dough is a little sticky, dust your fingers and counter with flour,
(but as little as possible).
Roll out by hand for a 12″ pizza. Place in lightly oiled pizza pan using your fingertips to press up to the edge and forming a shallow lip. Sauce, cheese, and top with desired ingredients.
Bake at 500F in the preheated oven for 8-12 minutes, the edges will turn a nice golden brown when done. The dough will be firm and crispy,
not soggy and soft like many other doughs.