1 c. and 2 T. Hot tap water
2 T. Olive oil or vegetable oil
3 c. flour
1 t. sugar
3 t. salt
2 ½ t. yeast
Make sure you add the Hot tap water, yeast and sugar together. Allow to grow 5 minutes. Then slowly add the flour one cup at a time until each cup has been incorporated, and add the salt after the first cup of flour. You may not need to add all of the flour. Touch dough to make sure it is soft and bouncy to the touch. When it is, mix and let rise until it doubles in size.
For more Italian flavor add basil and garlic powder to the dough. This recipe also makes great breadsticks or cheese bread :)