1 cup warm water
1 package instant yeast or 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Olive oil

In a small bowl, place 1/2 cup warm (107 degrees) water, sugar  and yeast.  Stir until dissolved.  Let proof 15 minutes.  In a mixing bowl, add flour, salt, olive oil, yeast mixture and another 1/2 cup warm water.  Mix well.  Form dough into ball.  Grease another mixing or glass bowl.  Add dough.  Cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel.  Let rise 1 1/2 hours.  After first rise, punch dough down.  Cover as before and let rise again for 1 hour.  Dough is ready to be shaped, formed and used.

Serves 6
Patriot Fact

Now that you have dough, you can experience pizza or Foccacia Bread from different parts of America.  Chicago style pizza boasts a deep-dish style where the sauce is added last.  New York has a thin crust pizza.  Southern states have a pulled-pork barbeque pizza.  California pizzas are a little exotic with mushrooms, salmon and pesto.  The choices are endless.
Patriot Tip

You can use a bread machine to knead and rise the dough in.  Just follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for dough making procedures.


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