1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water
2 1/4 teaspoon (or one packet) dry yeast
1/2 tablespoon honey
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading
Combine the water, yeast, honey and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook. When the yeast is dissolved, add 1 and 1/2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and mix on medium-low speed. While mixing, add flour a tablespoon at a time, up to 1/2 cup, or just enough to make a soft dough. Knead the dough in the machine for about 10 minutes
Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead it for a few minutes.
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. (Be sure your oven is clean!)