This recipe is my adaptation of a pizza recipe she gave.
2 1/2 t. instant yeast
4 C. flour
1 t. kosher salt
1 t. sugar
1/2 C. olive oil
Dissolve the yeast in 1 C. warm water. (Be certain the water is no more than 115 degrees F.) Mix the flour, salt, and sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the oil. Add the yeast mixture and mix thoroughly. Knead the dough until it is soft and pliable, adding more water or flour to make it smooth. Continue kneading well until all of the dough leaves the sides of the bowl.
To test, press your fingers into the dough. When the indentation pops back the dough is ready. Place the bowl in a warm place and cover. Let the dough rise until double, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Make the sauce or use one of your liking.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Basic Tomato Sauce:
1-29 Oz. can of plum tomato puree
1 large onion diced
1/4 C. olive oil
2 T. tomato paste
salt, sugar, pepper, oregano, minced garlic, and sweet basil to taste
Saute onion in oil and add the remaining ingredients, simmer for at least 15 minutes.