Pour 1/2 cup of warm water into your stand mixer/ mixing bowl, then sprinkle in the active dry yeast, and 1 tbsp of granulated sugar.
Whisk the ingredients together, then let it sit for about 5 - 7 minutes, or until the yeast foams.
Next pour in the rest of the warm water, and add in 3/4 tsp salt, 2 tbsp of olive oil, and the bread flour.
Mix the ingredients until it forms into dough, and knead the dough for about 10 minutes.
Lightly oil a large mixing bowl, then place the dough in the bowl.
rubs a small amount of oil onto the dough, then cover the bowl, and let the dough rest ( in a warm area) for 1 & 1/2 hours.
Once the dough has rested, punch it in the middle to remove the excess air.
Sprinkle your pizza pan with 1 tbsp of cornmeal, then place the dough on top of the cornmeal.
Use your fingers to press & flatten the dough into your desire shape & size.