• 8 cups flour (1/4 more for dusting)
• 3 cups warm water (90-95 degrees)
• 1 1/2 tablespoons active yeast
• 4 tablespoons sugar
• 2 eggs
• 4 tablespoons olive oil
- In a large bowl, add the water, yeast and lastly sugar. Don’t mix. Let it rest for 5 minutes until foamy. Once yeast has foam, add your olive oil and eggs and mix to combine. Set aside.
- In another large bowl, add your flour. Make a well in the center of the flour and gradually pour in your yeast mixture. Once combined, spread dough on floured surface and knead together, adding more flour to surface as needed.
- Once the dough has come together and is no longer sticky, cut the dough into two pieces. Place in two separate large greased bowls; turn once to grease the tops. Cover with plastic wrap, followed by a hand towel and let rise in a warm place for about 30-60 minutes.
If your water temperature is too hot, the yeast enzymes will lose their activity and will ultimately be destroyed by heat.