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1 1/4 C warm water
2 Tb sugar
1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
2 Tb vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
3 C bread flour
In the bowl of your mixer with the dough hook attachment, mix together the water, sugar and yeast. Allow it to sit for a couple minutes until the yeast begins to bubble then add the oil, salt and 2 cups of the bread flour. Mix well before adding the remains 1 C of bread flour. Allow the dough to knead 3-5 minutes.
Remove the bowl and the dough hook, then use your hands to form the dough into a ball. Cover with a towel and place in a warm, draft free place to rise for 1 hour. While the dough rises, preheat your oven to 475 degrees. If you have a baking stone, allow it to heat up in the oven.
Dust your counter with a bit of flour before dumping the risen dough onto it. Divide the dough into half and form each half into a tight ball. Cover and let the dough rest for 10 minutes. Once it has rested, roll our your dough in some corn meal using a rolling pin to shape it into a 12″ circle. If the dough won’t stretch, simply cover it and let it rest again.
Top your pizza as desired and transfer it onto the hot baking stone in your oven, or onto a cookie sheet dusted with corn meal if you don’t have a baking stone. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
*A baking stone results in the best texture for your pizza so consider purchasing one if you don’t have one!