Simple Pizza Dough
1-package Active dry yeast
1-cup Warm water
3-cups Flour, all purpose (add more for kneading)
2-tablespoons Olive oil
Place yeast in large bowl. Add the water and stir until yeast is dissolved. Make sure bubbles appear on the surface. The bubbles are an indicator that the yeast is working. Add the flour, one tablespoon of oil, and salt; stir well to combine.
Place the dough on a lightly floured surface. Knead for 3 to 5 minutes until it forms a smooth and elastic ball. Grease a large bowl with one teaspoon of oil; add the dough to bowl and turn the dough to cover with oil and cover with plastic or a dish towel. Place in a warm, draft-free place and let rise until doubled in size about two hours.
Place one of the oven racks on the bottom level of your oven to 500 ° F. Lightly grease two baking sheets with 1 teaspoon and set aside. Divide dough into two balls. Pat each dough down about 6 to 8 inches in diameter. After patting both dough balls let rest for about ten minutes. Push out each dough round with fingertips or rolling pin.
Makes 2 medium pizza crusts
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