In a small bowl add 2 Tablespoons yeast to 1-1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees)
Stir and set aside.
In a large bowl add the flour, maple syrup, olive oil, and the prepared yeast mixture.
Mix well and then turn out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.
Oil a large bowl with a teaspoon of olive oil.
Add the dough to the bowl and turn the dough all around to get the oil on the whole ball.
Cover the bowl lightly with a clean towel and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 1 hour.
This is a good time to prepare the toppings - while the dough is rising.
When the rising time is done - turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 4 equal pieces.
These 4 balls will make 4 pizzas that are 8" to 10" in diameter. Depending how thick you like the crust. We like the thinner 10" pizza.
Cover them all, again, with a clean kitchen towel and let them rest for 10 minutes.
This is the point where you can freeze the balls or go ahead and make the four pizzas.