Basic Bread Dough

TOTAL TIME: 2 hr 20 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: 2 hr
Cook: --
YIELD:
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
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Directions

Place warm water in a warm mixing bowl and add yeast. Stir to dissolve and let stand 3 minutes. Add salt and sugar and stir through. Add flour and olive oil and mix, using hands until you can knead the dough without it sticking to your fingers. Add more water, if needed.

Wash and dry hands and remove ball to cutting board. Knead the dough, occasionally dusting with 1 teaspoon flour, until a firm, smooth homogenous ball is formed, about 15 minutes. Place ball of dough in a lightly oiled mixing bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm place until its size is doubled, about 2 hours. Punch down and divide into 2 pieces.

Dough is now ready for use.

Notes

This recipe is for a basic bread dough that's meant to be used in other applications. Therefore, there is no bake time for this particular recipe - rather, the bake time would change depending on how you choose to use this dough. For example, Mario's Calzone divides the dough into 2, stuffs it, and bakes at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 25 minutes.

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  • on April 15, 2012

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    Everything sounds right except for adding sugar. My family NEVER added sugar to bread dough whether it was for just bread, fritti (fried dough either plain or stuffed with ingredients such as pepperoni, cheese, sausage, sardines, or anchovies or pizza. The olive oil is enough food for the yeast. Sugar changes the flavor, and it adds unneeded calories. If you knead the "pasta" well enough and let it rise twice, it works beautifully without the sugar.

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