Measure carefully, placing all ingredients except cornmeal in bread machine pan in order specified by owner manual.
Program dough cycle setting; Press start.
When dough is finished, remove dough from bread machine and let it rest 2 - 3 minutes.
Pat and gently stretch dough from edges until dough seems to not stretch anymore. Let rest 2-3 minutes more. Continue patting and stretching until dough is 12 - 14 inches in diameter.
Spray 12-14 inch pizza pan with cooking spray; Sprinkle with cornmeal, if desired.
Press dough into pan; Cover with towel and let stand in warm place for about 10 minutes *** I have added toppings with the dough from here and baked and it's great! But the recipe continues on -- ***
Position oven rack in lowest position; Preheat oven at 500°F Prick crust with fork at 2 inch intervals, Bake 4 - 5 minutes or until top is dry but not yet golden.
Remove from oven.
Follow topping and baking directions for individual recipes.
Makes 1 thick 12-inch crust or 1 medium-thick 14 inch crust. *** I've also been known to add garlic to this recipe.*** Enjoy!