Basic Dough


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Basic Dough

Keep an easy go-to dough recipe in your arsenal for quick weeknight meals.


  • 1 8-g pkg traditional active dry yeast

  • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar

  • 1 cup warm water, divided

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp canola oil

  • 3/4 tsp salt


  • In a large bowl, stir together yeast, sugar and 1/2 cup warm water. Let stand until cloudy and bubbly, about 5 min. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup warm water, flour, oil and salt. Stir until dough starts to come together. Transfer dough to a well-floured surface.

  • Knead until dough is smooth, about 5 to 6 min. Lightly coat same bowl with oil, and return dough to bowl. Cover loosely with a damp kitchen towel and let stand until dough doubles in size, about 1 hour.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent March 2016 issue. Photo: Getty Images.

This article was originally published on Feb 06, 2016

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