A glass pan is not an ideal piece of bakeware to bake a pizza in but it can be used if necessary. Glass pans conduct heat very well and foods tend to bake faster in a piece of glassware than they would in a metal baking pan. This can cause food to become burnt if the recipe is not adapted to reflect the change in baking time. Most pizza recipes can be altered for baking in glass pans by reducing the oven temperature by 25 degrees. This recipe is intended for use in glass and does not need to be changed.
Dissolve one packet of dry yeast and 1/2 tsp. brown sugar in 1 1/2 cups warm water in a large mixing bowl. Allow the mixture to sit for about 10 minutes, it should become foamy during this time.
Add 1 tsp. salt, 2 tbsp. olive oil and 2 1/2 cups flour to the mixing bowl. Stir until all of the ingredients have been blended together.
Spread 1 cup of flour onto your counter. Empty the dough onto the counter and knead in as much of the spread flour as possible. The dough become less sticky as you knead in the flour.
Pour 1 tbsp. olive oil into a large clean bowl. Tilt the bowl to spread the oil around.
Form the dough into a ball and place it in the oiled bowl. Cover the dough with a cloth and set the bowl in a warm place.
Punch down the dough when it has doubled in size (which should take about an hour). Form the dough into a ball again and allow it to rest for one minute. Roll the dough out with a floured rolling pin to fit the glass baking pan you are using.
Spray the glass baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place the dough inside the pan and allow it to rise in a warm place for approximately 15 minutes.
Heat your oven to 400 degrees.
Spread pizza sauce from a can or jar and shredded mozzarella cheese over the pizza dough to suit your personal tastes. Top the pizza with your favorite pizza toppings and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Check the pizza often towards the end of the baking time and remove it from the oven if the crust starts to becomes too brown.
Pizza dough can be purchased fresh or frozen from some grocery stores. Many pizza shops will also sell you dough if you ask.