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Easy 10 Minute Dough:

I love to cook but I hate being stuck in the kitchen all day. With three young kids I don't have the time or patience to wait for dough to rise overnight. I had to find a quick recipe that didn't make me prep all day and then wait another half a day to be able to cook it, especially since my kids ask for pizza every other day...literally. After much trial and error, I finally was able to form this quick and easy recipe to make homemade bread for my husband and delicious pizzas for my boys.

Perks? I can freeze half the batch for another day and have my house smelling like an Italian fresh bread or pizza bakery in no time. Be sure to give it a try and let me know what you think! Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp or 1 packet dry yeast

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 1 tbsp salt

  • 2 warm cups water

  • 5 cups flour (divided)

  • 1 tsp baking powder (optional)

  • 2 tbsp dry milk (or milk)

  • 1/2 cup oil

  • additional flour for dusting as needed

Optional Topping:

beaten egg white or milk for brushing Method:

  1. Mix yeast along with sugar and salt into a cup with warm water to allow it to activate for 5 minutes.

  2. While the yeast is forming add 2 cups of flour and baking powder to a mixing bowl or stand mixer.

  3. Once the dry ingredients are mixed, pour in the warm water yeast mixture.

  4. Now mix and let it sit for 10 minutes on your counter, covered. (It will be a runny batter, don't worry)

  5. After about 10 minutes you will notice bubbles in your batter, this ensures the yeast is working.

  6. Add the remaining 3 cups of flour, dry milk and 1/2 cup oil and give it a mix.

  7. Add extra flour if needed while kneading to make a smooth dough.

  8. At this point your dough is ready to use.

  9. (Optional) For an extra fluffy and soft dough, let the dough rest and rise covered for an hour.

Dinner Rolls:

  1. For dinner rolls allow the 10 minute dough to rest and rise covered for 1 hour.

  2. After an hour cut your dough into 12 or 15 equal dough balls.

  3. (Optional) Stuff them with cheese, meat or my Spiced Bechamel Chicken Bread Filling.

  4. Place your stuffed (or plain) dough balls on a parchment lined baking dish and let it rest and rise for an additional 30 to 45 mins.

  5. Brush with either a beaten egg white or milk, along with seeds or spices of choice.

  6. Bake your rolls at 350'F.

Baking Times:

  • For 12 to 15 Dinner Rolls: 15 to 20 minutes.

  • 2 large Pizza Crust: 10 to 12 minutes.

  • 15 Meat Pies: 12 minutes.

  • 2 Bread Loaves: 20 to 25 minutes.

These times are approximate dependent on your oven. My oven is electric and runs super hot and fast.

To Freeze:

Wrap your dough in plastic wrap then in a reusable sealed bag. Freeze for up to 3 months, thaw overnight in the fridge before using.

Assemble and stuff (optional) your dinner rolls or stuffed breads in a parchment lined freezer friendly baking dish or foil tray. Freeze for up to 3 months, thaw overnight in the fridge, bake as instructed the next day!

Bread Ideas:

  • Mini Pizzas

  • Pizzas

  • Garlic Bread

  • Dinner Rolls

  • Stuffed Bread Loaves

  • Stuffed Dinner Rolls

  • Honeycomb Bread

  • Bread Rosettes

  • Garlic Knots

  • Braided Bread

  • Mini Slider Buns

  • Meat & Cheese Pies

The possibilities are endless, any way you choose, it's sure to be delicious! :)

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