PIZZA DOUGH

1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1-1/4 cups warm water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cups all purpose flour*
1 teaspoon salt

Dissolve yeast in water.  Stir in oil.  Stir flour and salt together.  Stir into the liquid mixture.  Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 15 minutes.  Shape into a ball; place in a greased bowl, turning over once.  Cover with a cloth and let rise until doubled, about 2 hours.  Punch down; divide in half.  Roll out on two pizza pans.  Use for pizza, pizza bread sticks, or streusel pizza.  For pizza, cover with sauce, cheese and toppings; bake 11 minutes at 425o.

*Soft white wheat flour may be substituted for 1/4 of the all purpose flour.