| . Mix water, yeast, and sugar in a small bowl and set aside in a warm place until foam starts to appear on the surface. This should take about five minutes. The foam means the yeast has activated and is ready for use.
. Combine the flour and salt in a mixing bowl and add the yeast solution and the olive oil.
. Mix with a wooden spoon or round-bladed knife until the mixture comes together.
. When the dough stiff turn it out on to a floured surface.
. Knead the dough for about five minutes. By the time you finish it should be smooth and elastic.
. Place your dough in a clean, lightly oiled bowl.
. Cover with cling film or a tea towel and place in a warm area until the dough has doubled in size â this will take between an hour and an hour and a half.
. Turn your dough out on to a floured surface and knead very lightly â just enough to press the air out.
. Divide your dough into portions and form into balls, cover and let rest for half an hour.