1 package yeast
1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
In large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of the water, and let proof 10 minutes.
Add flour, salt (I cut to 1 tsp), olive oil and remaining water. Mix well and knead until the dough is smooth, about 10 minutes. Add more flour if necessary to make a smooth, silky dough. The easiest thing is to put it in a stand mixer with a dough hook and let it go - it's a bit sticky.
Put dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a cloth and set aside in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down and let it rest 10 min.
Divide dough into 4 pieces and shape each piece into a flat circle approx 10 inches in diameter. Preheat oven to 450, and brush tops of dough with olive oil.
Place on baking sheet dusted with cornmeal, and bake until brown around edges and cheese is melted,
at 12:40 PM on Sep. 21, 2009