In a medium bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add sugar and salt, stir to dissolve
Add flour a cup at a time and mix until a soft dough forms, Knead until elastic about 2-3 minutes
Place in a greased bowl and cover with a clean cloth and let rise for 2 hours (until double)
To make a pizza from scratch
Divide dough in half and with a rolling pin, roll out to fit your pizza pan or pizza stone and to the thickness you prefer. Roll up the sides of the dough all the way around . Repeat with the other half of the pizza dough. Repeat with the other half of the pizza dough
Add your favorite toppings such as cooked sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, peppers etc. Top with mozzarella cheese, goat cheese or Monterey Jack Cheese, and then drop spoonfuls of the sauce on top.
Bake in a preheated 400° F oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Or place it on a pizza stone and follow the instructions for cooking on your particular stone. Watch closely since ovens do heat differently. Remove from oven and allow to cook on a wire rack. Slice and serve.
This recipe makes two pizza crusts for 12-14 inch pizza pans. Nutritional values are for the crust only