Basic Dough (For Spinach, Meat, and Cheese Pies) Middle East, Pa

READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 10-12




  • Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water (or milk). Sprinkle with sugar, cover, and let rise.
  • In a large pan mix flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture and butter/shortening.
  • Gradually add the lukewarm water, mixing and kneading until dough is smooth and tender.
  • Cover with a blanket and put in a warm place for two hours or until dough rises.
  • Cut dough into pieces 2" to 2 1/2" in diameter. Form into balls by tucking the dough underneath the balls to make them round and smooth. Let rest for 30 minutes between blankets. (This is where I spread the olive oil under the dough, and coated the ball with olive oil as well. I also left it uncovered. ).
  • This dough is now ready to be used with various fillings. :).