I started by making the dough:
1 cup warm water
1 TBSP yeast
2 teas sugar or honey
Mix these together in the bowl of a stand mixer. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes until the yeast starts to puff up.
Then stir in 2 TBSP olive oil or melted butter.
Then mix in 2 1/2 cups flour (I use half unbleached white and half white wheat) and 1 teas salt.
Using the dough hook, knead for about 5 minutes. Allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes. It's much easier to work with this way.
While the dough is resting, get your cast iron skillet prepared. Melt 2 TBSP butter and mix with 1/2 teas garlic powder. Brush along the bottom and sides of the skillet. Use all of it! I used a 12-inch skillet, by the way.
Roll the dough out to a uniform thickness that will fit nicely in the skillet. Place in the skillet and stretch to fit, if necessary. Prick all over with a fork. Then bake at 425 degrees for 8 minutes.
Carefully remove the pan from the oven and cover with your favorite toppings. Go all the way to the edge of the skillet with the sauce, cheese, everything. Bake for another 10 minutes.
Cut into slices and enjoy!