Ok, I make tons of home made pizzas.. here is my recipe:
3/4 cup warm water
1 tsp salt
1 pkg dry yeast
mix together and let sit for 5 minutes.
Then mix in flour until a soft dough ball can be be made. Add flour until it is not sticky, but not until dough is stiff. Knead it for 5-10 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic, can add a bit more flour when you find sticky areas. Place in a greased bowl, and put oil on the top of the dough ball so it wont dry out. Let it rise in a warm area until doubled. 30-45 minutes or so. 3-4 cups of flour approximately.
PREHEAT OVEN to 450 degrees.
Oil cookie sheet or pizza pan and spread dough out to the edges. I usually dust the bottom of the pan with corn meal after I put the oil on.
Add sauce (contadinas is really good) and whatever toppings you want. Pepperoni, mushrooms, etc.. make sure to drain the mushrooms well, if canned and same with olives. LOTS of cheese (If you are in my house
Then bake at 450 degrees. use the middle rack of the oven. Usually takes 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness.
I generally spread out the dough really thin. You can pre-bake the crust for 4-5 minutes before putting toppings on, to, if you want, but I rarely do that.
In the dough recipe, I generally add garlic owder, onion powder, parmeasan cheese, italian seaoning and salt and pepper. make a yummmmmmyyyy crust. Can add a tablespoon of olive oil to dough as well if you want. CUT AND ENJOY!!!!!