Simple Yeast Bread / Dough

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 15 mins

A versatile yeast dough recipe that you can use for making loaf bread, pizza, dinner rolls, hot dog wrappers..anything you can think of using bread.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine 1/2 cup warm water with 2 tablespoons of yeast and in a large mixing bowl and set aside for about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine the 1 1/4 cups warm water with the butter or oil and add to the yeast mixture after it has expanded.
  3. Combine the salt and flour and add 2 cups of flour to the yeast / water mixture and mix well.
  4. Continue adding flour until a soft dough forms and begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Turn the soft dough out onto a well floured surface and knead in remaining flour, continuing to knead for about 10 minute until the dough is very soft and pliable.
  5. Place the dough into a well-greased pan, turning once to coat and allow to rise for about 1 1/2 hours. Dough is ready when doubled in size and indentation remains when pressing a finger into the center.
  6. Press to deflate and shape the dough as you desire. You can use it to make mini pizzas, hot dog wraps, 2 regular sized pizzas, 2 loafs of bread or cinnamon bread.
  7. After shaping the dough, allow to rise again for 10-15 minutes before baking. Bake in a very hot oven (450-500 F) for 12-15 minutes. Check for desired golden color / doneness. Ovens vary in cooking time, so check the dough at about 10 minute and then adjust the cooking time / temperature according to your oven.
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