3/4 cup warm water
1 t. sugar (or sweetener of choice)
1 T. oil (optional)
1/2 t. salt (optional)
2 1/4 cups all-purpose or bread flour
2 to 2 1/4 t. yeast (1 packet)
Put flour in a bowl and mix with salt; make a hole in the middle. Add the warm water, oil, sweetener, and yeast. Wait till yeast activates, then knead together all ingredients. The dough can be used after the first rise (approximately 30-40 minutes at a warm place).
Substitute 1 cup of the flour above with 1 cup of cornmeal, soy flour, or semolina flour. The addition of semolina flour makes for a slightly nuttier taste and lighter texture. Granulated sugar, agave nectar, molasses, rice syrup, barley syrup, or maple syrup can also be used as sweeteners.