Pizza Crust

1/2 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
1 package active dry yeast
1 tbsp cooking oil or shortening
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp salt

Dissolve yeast in water and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in flour, salt and oil. Knead until dough forms a smooth ball. Let rise in a greased covered bowl in a warm place (80 degrees) until doubled in size. Pat dough in greased 12" pizza pan, pressing dough up on sides. Bake 20-35 minutes at 425 degrees.

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