1) In a medium-sized mixing bowl (or in a bread machine set on the dough/manual cycle), stir together all of the ingredients, then knead for 5 minutes, or long enough to make a fairly firm yet supple dough.
2) Divide the dough in half. Cover each half with lightly greased plastic wrap, and allow the dough to rest and relax for 15 minutes (or longer, for added flavor).
3) Grease two sheets of parchment paper or waxed paper. Put a piece of dough on one piece of greased paper, then cover with the other piece of paper, greased side down. Roll the dough about 1/8" thick, making a circle (which may escape the confines of the paper), an oval, or whatever irregular shape you like. Let the dough rest in the paper for 5 minutes; this will help prevent it from shrinking. Repeat with the remaining piece of dough.
4) Preheat the oven to 425°F. If you have a pizza stone, place it on a lower rack. If you don't have a pizza stone, prepare two baking sheets or large round pizza pans by lightly greasing them, or lining with parchment. (Or, if you've rolled the dough between pieces of parchment rather than waxed paper, you can simply use these to line your pans.)
5) If you're using a pan, transfer the dough, bottom piece of parchment and all, to the pan. If you're baking on a stone, remove the top piece of parchment, but leave the bottom piece. If you've used waxed paper, peel it off and discard it; it's not oven-safe like parchment is.
6) While the oven is heating, let the dough rest, covered, for about 30 minutes; or for up to several hours, if you like a slightly thicker crust.
7) Uncover the dough, and place it in the oven. After 5 minutes, remove it from the oven, and top it with tomato sauce, garlic, and cheese.
8) Return the pizza to the oven; bake for an additional 5 minutes, then rotate the pans from top to bottom and back to front. Bake 5 minutes more, if necessary, or until the crust is brown.
9) Remove the pizzas from the oven, and transfer them to a rack. Slice and serve.
Yield: 2 large pizzas, about 16 slices total.