1 cup warm (but not hot) water
1 1/2 tsp yeast
1 1/2 tsp sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup oil
1/2 tsp salt
Add yeast and sugar to warm water. Stir until dissolved.
Add sugar/yeast/water mixture to a mixing bowl containing remaining ingredients (flour, salt, and oil).
Mix with dough hook on medium speed until dough forms a ball and no longer sticks to sides of mixing bowl.
Cover (moistening surface of dough with a bit of oil, if desired) and allow to rise for 1 hr 30 min.
Roll dough out.
Recipe makes enough dough for 2 large pizzas... or an extra large pizza and a small pan of breadsticks.
Bake crust only at 450° just until slightly browned. Add sauce and toppings, and return to oven until cheese is melted and pizza appears to be done.
Roll out, sprinkle with garlic salt, oregano, basil, and parmesan cheese. Add a bit of mozzarella if you're feeling crazy!
Comments from the cook: Another one of Brian's masterpieces! This recipe came from the same guy that gave him the awesome sauce recipe found in this recipe, and has been one of our favorites for a few years now.
And, beware...this crust can make a person fall in love with thin-crust!