For ingredients all you need is
1 cup warm water
1 packet of active dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp)
1 tsp of kosher salt
2 tbsp of olive oil
First up fill up your measuring cup with very warm (but not hot) water and dissolve your yeast in it - give it a gentle stir to immerse the yeast and walk away.
Combine all 5 ingredients in a bowl and work into a ball with a fork. I'm sure a kitchen aid mixer would be fabulous for this type of mixing but since I've broken not one... but TWO of these so I've learned to live without one. For this recipe, you really and truly don't need one. Just kind of mix it into a ball with your fork, remove from the bowl and kneed it with your hands on a lightly floured counter for about 10 minutes. I never quite make it to the full 10 minutes and usually throw in the towel around the 6 minute mark. It's always worked out fine.
It can sit there all day and will be just fine!
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When you are ready to make pizza take your dough out - I don't bother with the rekneeding process or anything.... spray a cookie sheet and you can either 1.) spread the dough right out over the cookie sheet to make one big pizza or 2.) score it equal parts for a make your own individual pizza kind of party. This dough can stretch to make 1 full pan pizza or 5 good sized individual pizzas but tonight we're are meeting out some friends for dinner so I am scoring this in 4 parts for the kids.
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Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread out to make your individual pizzas. This dough is so easy to work with, not sticky at all. I usually bake them like this for about 7 minutes to get them going.