Pizza Crust for the Bread Machine

Steph had commented on a previous post and asked me for the recipe I use for my pizza crust. Late is better than never I hope! Here you go:

Pizza Crust (Bread Machine)
3 cups bread flour
1 cup hot water
1 packet of yeast
3 Tbsp. olive oil
3/4 tsp. salt

Add water, oil, salt, bread flour, and yeast to bread machine pan in the order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough/manual cycle. When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine to a lightly floured surface. If necessary, knead in enough flour to make dough easy to handle. Stretch into desired shape and assemble pizza.

I know a lot of people like to use cornmeal between their pizza stone or pizza pan and the dough, but I prefer to use sesame seeds. I used to occasionally get a slice from a Cambridge, MA pizza shop that had a sesame seed crust and was inspired to try it myself. Personally, I like the taste better, but by all means use your own tastes as a guide!

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