I can still see my dad leaning over a huge bowl of flour, oil, salt, and slowly adding a pan of warm water with the block of yeast dissolved into it. It was the best! Hot out of the oven, drizzled with olive oil, salt & pepper...nothing like it!
1Directions by Hand:
-Place flour into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center.
-Add yeast, sugar, salt, olive oil and water and stir until combined.
-Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5–10 minutes or until a smooth ball forms.
2Directions by KitchenAid:
-Place flour into a stand mixers bowl and make a well in the center.
-Use dough hook.
-Add yeast, sugar, salt, olive oil and water and turn on low combined (about 3 minutes).
-Turn to medium and knead for 5–10 minutes or until a smooth ball forms.
3Now Place dough ball into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap or clean cloth. Set in a warm place for 30 minutes or until dough has doubled.
4Turn dough out on a floured surface and punch the dough to remove excess air, knead lightly.
5Divide dough in half. Makes 2 thin crust 12-14" pizzas, or 2 sausage roll breads.