HOMEMADE PIZZA DOUGH
1 1 /2 cups warm water (105 - 115)
1 packet of yeast
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
3 1 /2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornmeal
Place 1/4 cup warm water in a large bowl. Sprinkle yeast over water; stir in sugar. Let stand 5 minutes. Add remaining water, oil, and salt. Stir in flour until dough pulls away from the side of bowl. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth, 8-10 minutes. Coat a large bowl with cooking spray. Place dough in bowl, turning to grease top. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place until almost double in size, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Punch down dough.
Coat two 12 pinch pizza pans with cooking spray. Sprinkle pans with cornmeal. Divide dough in half. Roll dough to fit prepared pans. Hint: letting the dough rest for 10 minutes after it is about half the size will help it stretch easily the rest of the way. Press dough against edge to form rim.
Bake crust for 10 minutes. Remove crust from oven and top with pizza sauce and your favorite toppings. Once you have your toppings on bake for another 15-20 minutes.