1 cup (240 mL) warm water
2 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
2½ cups flour
1 Tbs (15 mL) olive oil (plus more for drizzling)
1 tsp salt
- Place the warm water in a large bowl and sprinkle it with the yeast and sugar. Let it sit for about five minutes to test if the yeast is active — it should get foamy. If it doesn’t, your yeast is not active and you’ll have to try again with fresh yeast.
- Add the flour, oil and salt to the water and stir until you form a dough. If the dough is overly sticky, add some more flour.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly-floured surface (or to an electric mixer with a dough hook attachment) and knead for 8 minutes. Return to the bowl and drizzle some more oil over top, then cover with a tea towel. Place in a warm spot to let rise for one hour or until it has doubled in bulk.