Pour the one cup water in a bowl, add the sugar and then sprinkle the yeast over.
Set aside for a few minutes - it'll look a little foamy. You can skip this step if you're 100% sure your active dry yeast is fresh, but if not then I recommend activating the yeast.
Add the remaining ingredients and knead for a few minutes to combine well. Place in a lightly oiled bowl.
I like to cover it with a cloth and put in a warm space for fifteen minutes to make rolling it out easier.
prep the pan by laying down parchment paper, sprinkling on cornmeal or lightly greasing the pan.
Roll the dough out to desired shape - oblong for a baking sheet, round for a pizza pan, or even 2 9 inch pizzas (adjust quantities for toppings by increasing by 50%)