Adapted from Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. New York: Broadway Books, 1997.
2 tsp. active dry yeast
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 cup warm water
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water, let stand until bubbly. Add egg, oil and salt. Stir in flour. Knead until smooth and elastic. This can be done by hand or in a stand mixer.
Place in an oiled bowl, turn. Cover and let rise until double, about 1 hour. Punch down and roll out into a thin circle. Fill, brush the edges with egg wash and bake.
This dough is like pizza dough and will puff up again when it is cooking so roll it thinly.