I intended to have pictures to demonstrate how to make this crust but I completely forgot until I was kneading the dough! I'm sorry. Luckily, this is a very easy recipe. We girls learned how to make this delicious pizza crust from our Momma. :) We thank you Mom...and so do our men. ;)
MOM'S HOMEMADE PIZZA CRUST
1 1/4 c. warm water
1 3/4 tsp. yeast
2 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. oil
2 1/2 c. flour
*Makes one - half sheet pan
Step 1: In a large bowl, pour 1 1/4 c. warm water. Sprinkle 1 3/4 tsp. yeast evenly over the water. Let it sit for a minute so the yeast starts to dissolve.
Step 2: After it starts dissolving, sprinkle 2 tsp. sugar. This helps the yeast activate.
Step 3: After the yeast is dissolved, whisk the mixture for about 20 seconds.
Step 4: Whisk in 1 cup of flour.
Step 5: Sprinkle 1 1/2 tsp. of salt slowly while you are whisking.
Step 6: Whisk in 1 1/2 tsp. oil.
Step 7: Add remaining 1 1/2 cups flour. Whisk it in until you can no longer use the whisk. Use a large spoon to stir the rest.
Step 8: Place some flour on your flat surface and dump your dough on top of the flour. Knead for 5 minutes, adding a little flour at a time, only enough to keep it from sticking.
Step 9: In a medium bowl, pour 1 to 2 tsp. of oil and spread it around.
Step 10: Place your dough in the bowl. Flip it over so both sides have oil on them.
Step 11: Cover with a damp towel and allow to rise for at least 1 hour.
Step 12: After it has doubled in size, pour out on a floured surface and roll out your pizza dough onto a well greased baking sheet.
Step 13: Once you add your toppings, bake at 400 degrees until golden brown.
THIS MAKE THE PERFECT AMOUNT FOR 1 HALF SHEET PAN!