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This recipe for Pizza Crust, by Elsie Luis, is from For The Love Of Cooking,
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1/4 cup warm water 1 Tbls honey 1 package yeast 1 tsp salt 3 cups flour 3/4 cups warm water 2 Tbls olive oil
Stir 1/4 cup water and honey until well blended. Sprinkle top with yeast. Let stand until bubbly. Add 3/4 cup water and olive oil to yeast mixture. Add flour and knead. Let rise in a warm place for one hour or until it doubles in size. Makes enough for 2 crusts. Add toppings and sauce, then bake at 425º for 20 minutes.
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