Add yeast and sugar to water and stir to mix. Set aside and allow yeast to activate.
Place flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.
Add yeast mixture to the flour.
Using a dough hook, mix the flour and yeast on medium speed for 5-6 minutes until a smooth, elastic dough forms.
If the dough is too sticky, add additional flour a tablespoon at a time.
Place the dough in a bowl and cover with a towel.
Allow the dough to double in size.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
After dough has doubled, place it on a well-floured surface. Knead it 4-5 times and divide in half.
Take one piece and begin stretching it by hand starting in the middle and pushing the dough outward.
Once the dough is 6-7 inches in diameter, place on a greased pizza pan and continue stretching until the dough covers the pan.
Add your favorite toppings.
Place the pan in preheated oven and bake until the crust is golden brown.
The calories listed are based on the ingredients and represent the total calorie count for one 12-inch pizza crust. This recipe makes enough for two 12-inch pizzas. Actual calories will vary. The dough yields best results when used while fresh.