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 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 dough. Knead dough for 2 minutes or so.
If 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 pre−heated oven for 8−12 minutes, the edges will
turn a nice golden brown when done. Dough will be firm and crispy,
not soggy and soft like many other doughs.