1 tablespoon active dry yeastCombine yeast and 1/2 cup of water not hotter than 110 degrees. Let stand 10 minutes, until yeast is foamy and creamy. Add remaining water and 2 tablespoons oil. Mix in flour, 1 cup at a time. Add salt and knead until smooth. Place in a bowl sprayed for 2 seconds with nonstick cooking spray. Let rise until double, 1-1/2 hours.
2-1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 to 7 cups flour
1 tablespoon salt
Nonstick cooking spray
2 tablespoons olive oil (or more to taste, up to 4 tablespoons)
2 to 3 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 small onion, minced
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Shape into 9-by-11-inch rectangle. Cover and let rise 25 to 30 minutes. Dimple dough with fingertips. Cover and let rise again until double, about 1-1/2 hours.
Brush dough with oil. Sprinkle with garlic, onion, pepper and kosher salt. Bake 30 to 40 minutes at 400 degrees. Cut into 16 pieces.
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