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.
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