Chicago Style Thin Crust Pizza

"A pizza with a thin, light, flaky, and buttery crust that is so easy to make! When I first made a Chicago-style deep dish pizza I could not help but think that the light, flaky, and buttery crust would make for a great thin-crust pizza and I just had to try it!..."

1 1/4 cups luke-warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast (1 packet)
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup pizza sauce
4 ounces pepperoni, sliced thinly
2 cups mozzarella (and/or provolone), shredded
1 pinch oregano
1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
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