* 1 package Active Dry Yeast
* 1 teaspoon Sugar
* 7/8 cup Warm Water -- 110 degrees
* 1/4 cup Italian Seasoning
* 2 1/4 cups Flour
* 1 tablespoon Flour
* 1/2 teaspoon Salt
* 1 tablespoon Garlic Olive Oil -- as needed
* Oil And Cornmeal For Pan
Stir together the yeast,sugar and warm water. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes. In the work bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade, chop the herbs. Turn off machine.Add flour and salt.
Turn the machine on and off a couple of times. While the machine is running, add yeast. Process until the dough forms a ball at the side of the bowl. Add garlic olive oil and process for 30 to 40 seconds more.
Transfer dough to a bowl that has been oiled with olive oil. Turn the dough until the entire surface has been coated with the oil. Cover bowl with a damp towel and allow to rise in a warm draft free place for 1 hour or until doubled.
Roll out on a lightly floured surface and if dough is too elastic, try tossing it from hand to hand to flatten it out. Lightly grease the pizza pan with a little oil and sprinkle with cornmeal. Place the dough on the pizza pan and trim the edges. Bake for 10 minutes @ 425 degrees.
Remove from oven, lightly brush the crust with a little more oil. Top as desired. Makes enough dough for one 12" crust.
Thursday, May 8, 2008