1 cup waterheated to 110°-115° degrees, from the kitchen faucet
1 envelopedry yeast
2 tablespoonsolive oil
2tablespoonsgarlic, finely chopped use more, less, or no garlic, to your taste
3 ½ cupsall purpose flour
Place warm water (hot from the kitchen faucet works fine) in a mixing bowl and add the yeast, olive oil, garlic, salt and sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Once the yeast has started to bubble, add three cups of flour and mix using a bread hook or a sturdy spoon, until the dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl. Add a little more flour if needed to create a firm dough.
Sprinkled a little flour on a cutting board or piece of parchment paper and place dough on top. Knead for 20 seconds.
Spray the same bowl you used to mix the dough with Pam or coat with shortening. Return the mound of dough to the bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a towel. Place the bowl in a warm spot and allow the dough to rise for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes place the dough on your pizza pan and add the toppings. Bake at 425° for about 15 minutes.