The “All Purpose Dough” Recipe

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As I pondered what recipe should I share first, I wasn’t surprised that a bread recipe popped into my mind. Bread is eaten with almost anything and there are several different ways to dress it. There are buns, rolls, biscuits, pizza breads, bread sticks, croissants, loafs, braided loafs, cheesy breads, breads with toppings and so just much more! And each of these different breads have their own specifications and tasty specialty types. Today, however, we’re doing away with those “complex” recipes and making a simple “all purpose” dough.

This recipe works great for crispy rolls, buttery buns, and luscious pizza dough. So, without another word let’s get to it!

4 cups all- purpose flour

2 tbsp. yeast

2 tsp. salt*

¼ cup sugar or honey

3 tbsp. of olive oil

1 to 1½ cup of warm water

The “Quick, Fast, and In a Hurry” Preparation

First thing first, mix together all of your dry ingredients. That’s right, all of the dry ingredients. Just mix the yeast right in with the flour, salt, and sugar.

Next, add olive oil to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly, until the flour mixture seems “damp”. Mix in the water and stir. Note: The mixture is supposed to be a bit tacky. If it’s not, add water into the mixture by the tbsp. until it is.

Knead the dough for 5 to 6 minutes, or until smooth.

Traditional Preparation

Prepare the yeast as the package lists. (You know, add the yeast into a cup of warm water along with a tsp of sugar and let stand until activated.)

Mix the dry ingredients together. Add the oil and mix until “damp” state is achieved. Now add yeast mixture and the rest of warm water. Once again, if the dough isn’t tacky, add tbsps. of water until it is.

Knead for 5 to six minutes or until smooth.

For each of these recipes, you’ll let rise for 1 ½ hours to 2 hours in a warm place, or until the dough is three times its size. After that, you’re free to make whatever your heart desires. Happy eating!

** or 1 tsp. of salt for a low sodium alternative

Extra Words:

Though I would call this a bread recipe, I wouldn’t use it if expecting a bread loaf recipe. That’s a very special recipe that I’ll be sharing later.

This recipe makes two medium sized pizzas, or one extra-large one.

Also make a dozen rolls or buns and a lot of bread sticks (like bread sticks galore!)

Thanks For Reading! If you have any questions, just ask them below!

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