Over the last decade, I've been searching for the perfect pizza crust recipe.
About 6 months ago, I think I found it!
Mix and allow to sit for 5 or more minutes:
2 1/4 t yeast
1/2 t brown sugar
1 1/2 C warm water
1 t sea salt
2 T olive oil
3 1/2 C flour
Mix well and allow to rise 1 hour in a warm place. Add flour as needed and knead. Roll out and place on a peel, if desired. I use cornmeal. I use a seasoned pizza stone but you could bake it on a greased cookie sheet or go Chicago style and back in a baking pan or cast iron skillet.
For thick crust: allow to rise 15-30 minutes before baking.
For thin crust: divide dough in half and make 2 pizzas, rolled out thin.
Place toppings on top and bake in a preheated oven 425° for 15-20 minutes.