What you'll need
½ teaspoon active dry yeast
350ml warm water
2 ½ teaspoons sugar
2 ½ teaspoons) salt
15 ml olive oil
4 ½ cups) OO flour
What to do
Set the yeast in the warm water for 5 minutes, or until it starts to ‘bloom’
Add the remaining ingredients until they are just combined
Place a wet cloth over the bowl and let sit for 20 minutes. This step allows the starches to hydrate and better develop the dough as you proceed
Knead the dough for at least ten minutes, or until the dough is stretchy and does not rip when your finger pushes down on it
Put the dough in a warm area and let sit until it doubles in size
Punch it down, knead for three minutes, and let it rise until again doubled
Punch down again and shape in to 300gr balls.
let stand for 10 minutes, roll out and top as required.