This pizza crust recipe is for bread machine pizza dough, but can be adapted if you do not have a bread machine.
If you make a lot of homemade pizza, you might want to consider getting
a bread machine to save yourself a lot of time and work kneading dough!
Allow 3 to 4 hours for preparation and rising, etc.
1 cup warm water (not too hot or it will kill the yeast - just warm to the touch)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cups bread flour (you may substitute up to half of this for whole wheat flour, if desired)
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. dried, granulated bread yeast
Put the water, oil, flour and sugar into the bread machine.
Make a small 'well' in the top of the
flour and put the yeast in it.
Select your bread machine's dough cycle and start the machine.
When the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and knead it lightly.
To shape your bread machine pizza dough, place it on a lightly floured surface and shape it into a small, flat
Working from the center, push the dough outward to make the disk larger.
Pick up the dough and
move your hands along the edges, allowing gravity to pull it in to a circle.
If it thins in sections,
return it to the floured surface and pull and stretch it there.
How long this takes will depend on your toppings and how thick
your crust is. (Usually 12 - 20 minutes)