Updated: Nov 16, 2022
3/4 cup warm water
1 envelope (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing the bowl
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting and if needed
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
Pour 3/4 cup warm water into small bowl; stir in yeast. Let stand until yeast dissolves, about 5 minutes.
Mix the flour, sugar, and salt. Add yeast mixture and 3 tablespoons oil; stir with a spoon until it becomes too difficult mix. Transfer to lightly floured surface. Knead dough until smooth, adding more flour by tablespoonfuls if dough is very sticky, about 5 minutes. Transfer to oiled bowl; turn dough in bowl to coat with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let dough rise in warm warm area until doubled in volume, about 1 hour. Punch down dough and roll out according to recipe instructions.