Mix yeast, sugar, half the flour and water. Rest for several minutes.

Add the rest of the flour, salt & olive oil.

Knead for 5-8 minutes (by hand or stand mixer) until a smooth dough forms.

Cover and let rise until doubled (about 1 hour) in a warm, draft-free place.

Punch the dough down and transfer to an oiled baking pan

Stretch to cover the whole pan without forcing it. Allow to rest a few minutes if too elastic. Let rise again.

Dimple the whole surface with your hands. This step is important.

Drizzle with a generous doze of good olive oil.

Sprinkle with some sea salt.

Leave plain or top with tomatoes and herbs if you want.

This is the sound it should make when fully baked