Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Sprinkle a pizza pan with a sprinkle of flour, cornmeal, or line with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
Combine the 3 cups all-purpose flour and ¼ teaspoon salt together in a large mixing bowl. Make a well/space in the middle of the flour and carefully pour in the 1 cup of warm water.
Stir the mixture until it begins to come together. Add in the 1 tablespoon of olive oil and stir together with a spoon for a few seconds until the dough comes together and begins to stick to itself.
Turn the sticky dough out onto a clean lightly floured work surface. The soft dough will be wet and very sticky. If it is too sticky to work with, add some additional flour, a small sprinkle at a time.
Begin to knead the dough until you are able to form a smooth ball. This process will take 1 to 2 minutes. Do not overwork the dough it will be soft and a bit sticky. Just make sure the sticky dough no longer comes apart, again it should be soft and smooth. Divide the pizza dough into two even balls for 2 smaller pizzas or leave together for a single medium size pizza.
Using a rolling pin, roll the pizza dough out into a thin circle shape about ¼ inch thick. Carefully transfer the dough onto a pan.
Bake the pizza dough alone for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the pizza dough from the oven and add the sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings. Place bake into the oven and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.