Fran-Fran-Fran’s Pizza Dough

2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp oil
1 1/4 cups warm water, divided
3 1/2 cups bread flour (or 4 cups all-purpose flour)

Mix yeast with sugar and 1/4 cup water.
Let rest 5 minutes.
Add the other cup of water, the salt, and the oil.
Add 1 1/2 cups flour and mix til smooth.
Add another 1 1/2 cups flour (2 if you’re using all-purpose) a bit at a time.
Knead for 10 minutes, adding just enough of the remaining flour to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands.
Rub the ball of dough with a bit of oil.
Place dough in a bowl, cover with a tea towel, and set in a warm spot for 1 hour.

(I do this in my mixer using the bread hook, and knead for about 5 minutes.)

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