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Ten Minute All-Purpose Dough – We all need a sure-fire dough recipe at some point or another. Dough is a staple ingredient in many dishes.

Who doesn’t love a yummy golden bun, or garlicy butter bread, or most important, a dough base for some kind of pie? By pie, of course, I mean pizza pie and the likes of it.

This Ten Minute All-Purpose Dough recipe will come in handy one day so print it, jot it down, or save it!


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You can use this Ten Minute All-Purpose dough after 10 minutes of resting!

Quick Bread Recipe

If you’re going to eat carbs, dough is the way to go! Things on bread were probably the greatest invention ever!

From pizza (cheese and sauce on circular piece of dough) to subs (meat, chicken, veggies, you name it on bread) to pies (meat, spinach, etc.), all are filling, savory, and oh so yummy.

Most of our quick go-to foods have some kind of dough base or filled into a sort of bread.

Read this blog: How To Perfectly Knead Your Dough.


Uses for Ten Minute All-Purpose Dough

This dough is quite the versatile one.  It’s uses are endless and ensures a perfect texture and taste dough like no other. Since I’ve posted about it on my Instagram page, it’s received heaps of praise and has been bookmarked plenty.

Whatever dough you used to use to make garlic bread, honeycomb bread, fatayer (or any type of pie- open or closed), pizza dough, buns, manakeesh, baguettes, or pita bread, can be replaced with this recipe!

Don’t hesitate to try them all and much more!

I can go on and on about why this will become your favorite dough recipe. But I’ll try to keep it as concise as possible for you. Later, you can come back and drop your own thoughts, reasons, and even tips on this recipe in the comments section below!


Different ways you can use this quick dough recipe!


Perks of this Dough Recipe

First of all, it’s a timesaver! I mean if that’s not enough of a reason, I really don’t know what is lol! Plus, timesaver really means a lifesaver.

We all can relate when I say there are days you barely have time to scratch your head! So anything that tastes great, fills tummies, and is EASY and QUICK, is a fix for my fast-paced life and I’m sure most of you feel the same!

Manakish Dough Recipe
Fluffy dough in 10 minutes!

Also, this bodes well with kids because if there’s anything we can all agree on, it’s that when kids are hungry, you have got to get food on the table FAST!

With this recipe, you could have a whole pizza ready on the table in about 20 minutes. In just about the same time, probably faster than ordering one for delivery.

Plus, you get the added bonus of knowing what went into your kids’ stomachs because you handmade it, FROM SCRATCH!!


Quick Dough

Not only is it quick and easy and doesn’t necessarily need to rise, it’s definitely a money-saver! It could cost as less as 70 cents on average to make your own dough at home with ingredients you most likely already have.

Imagine how much you can save in comparison to what you might pay for store-bought frozen dough or pre-made dough from a local bakery.

This will be your go-to dough recipe, trust me! The magic in this ten minute dough is that it needs little kneading unlike regular dough recipes.

It’s a less intimidating recipe overall to make than other dough recipes around. It requires slight adaptations in prepping, shaping, or cooking methods depending on what you’ll use it for.

It’s hard to believe dough can be this easy to make, but it is. I mean to have such a great quality dough ready in ten minutes is just super awesome! This really is a lifesaving miracle dough!


What kitchen tools will I need to make dough recipe?

Nothing you don’t already have! Your standard whisk, wooden spoon, a bowl, measuring cups and spoons, and your hands.

Of course, you always have the option of using a stand-mixer if you have one at your disposal. This can be used for the mixing and kneading process. Other than that, you are good to go!

Read this blog: How To Perfectly Knead Your Dough.


Mini Homemade Veggie Pizza topped with a mix of tomatoes, onions, sumac, olive oil, dried mints, and parsley.
Vegetable Pizza Pie made with Easy Ten Minute Dough!

Tips to the miracle bread making method

  • Resting time is only 10 minutes for the Ten Minute All-Purpose Dough, but allowing it to rest longer is perfectly fine and can enhance the texture of the dough
  • The additional 1/4 cup of water does not need to be added in. Add it in only if you feel the dough is too firm or dry and needs to be loosened up.
  • If the dough is too sticky, sprinkle flour onto the dough you are working with repeatedly until it becomes and soft airy. Another way is to easily spray cooking oil spray or rub olive oil on your hands to work with the dough.
  • Yeast hack: since yeast has to be put in warm water (too cool or hot will prevent it from rising), mix your sugar first into your warm water and sprinkle your yeast on top of the water and wait it for it to foam to ensure activation
  • For an extra kick in flavors, add some spices or dry herbs into the dry flour mix during preparation
  • For a healthier version, swap half the amount of white flour with whole wheat or whole meal flour

10 minute pizza dough
Muffalata Olive Bread Made with Ten Minute Dough

Frequently asked questions

Can the dough still rise when stored in the fridge?

Absolutely, the dough will continue to rise. Being in colder temperature simply slows down the rising process but doesn’t stop it. Also, when storing in the fridge, store in a tightly sealed bag to avoid dough spilling out.

How long can dough last in the fridge?

It is best refrigerated for up to 48 hours

Can I freeze dough and use it later?

Yes, freezing the dough will stop it from rising. Store in a zip lock bag tightly sealed.

How long can dough last in the freezer?

It can last up to 2 weeks int he freezer. Be sure to take it out atleast two hours prior to thaw out.

Is this dough similar to the Arabic pizza dough recipe?

This dough is like no other! It compares well with many easy dough recipes out there. I have been using this recipe for 8 years and counting.

Can I use prepare a sheet pan for a ready to bake pizza

Absolutely! Spread the dough on your prepared baking sheet. You can place the sauce and toppings, cover and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days until you are ready to bake.

Quick 10 minute dough using no yeast

You can omit the yeast and use baking powder instead!

Manakeesh recipe

This dough can be used to make manakeesh! Prepare the dough then spread the zaa’tar and olive oil paste.

How many loaves of bread can I make with ten minute dough?

Using a 9×5 loaf pan this recipe can make 2 loaves baked at 375F for 30-35 minutes.


Confused on which type of flour to use?

Self-rising Flour: You can make this yourself or purchase ready for use. This flour is a combination of all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder. It’s most useful in cake recipes and some bread recipes that don’t require yeast.

All Purpose Flour: Very commonly used flour made from blended hard and soft wheat. It has a moderate protein and starch levels in comparison to other flours. It’s popular because it works well for cakes, pastries, breads, and other uses.

Bread Flour: This type of flour consists wholly of hard of wheat. Its high gluten content is what helps the bread dough rise higher. This type of flour works best with yeasted doughs, especially bread which is why it’s called “bread” flour.

Whole Wheat Flour: This flour can be made by blending whole kernels of red wheat. It’s higher in nutrients and fiber than regular white or all-purpose fiber that’s why it tends to be known has a “healthier” flour.

Oat Flour: Obviously this kind of flour comes from ground oats and not wheat. This is a perfect flour option for gluten-free diets. You can easily prep it at home if you have dried oats by grinding them in a food processor or blender until they are powder. This type of flour though needs a little more liquid as a dough than regular wheat flour.


Ingredients you need

  • all-purpose flour
  • warm water – 95 F
  • sugar or honey
  • active dry yeast
  • olive oil
  • salt (optional)

How to make 10 minute dough

  1. In a large bowl stir yeast, sugar, and 2 cups warm water.  Allow to activate for 10 minutes
  2. Add in the flour, mix using a wooden spoon. Once combined, begin to knead or use a stand mixer to knead the dough. 
  3. The dough will be sticky at this point.  
  4. Slowly add in the oil as you knead until it is well combined and is not as sticky any more. You can use dough right away if you wish but it is best to let it rest. 
  5. Cover the dough with plastic wrap if you choose to a let it rest but you can use this dough right away!  Then, cover bowl with a towel, set aside for 10 minutes. Bake at 450F for 10-12 minutes based on the strength of your oven so keep checking. 

Read this blog: How To Perfectly Knead Your Dough.


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4.99 from 112 votes

Ten Minute Dough

By: Lama
A quick and easy dough recipe that can be used to make many different recipe! This will be a lifesaver and a hit with the entire family!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 7 people

Ingredients 

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups warm water – 95°F, *+ ¼ cup more if needed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, or honey
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup olive oil, or vegetable oil or avocado oil (ALL IS NEED IS 3 tablespoons) add up to 1/4 cup only if needed

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl stir yeast, sugar, and 2 cups warm water at 95°F for best results.  Allow to activate for 10 minutes. You will see foam form to the surface
  • Add in the flour and salt and mix using a wooden spoon. Once combined, begin to knead the dough by hand for a few minutes or use a stand mixer to knead the dough. 
  • The dough will be sticky at this point.  
  • Slowly add in the oil as you knead until it is well combined and is not as sticky any more. You can use dough right away! *You can let it rest if you choose for about 30 minutes or so. If you do let it rest, cover the dough with plastic wrap.  Then cover bowl with a towel, set aside.
  • If you are making flat bread or personal size pizzas for example, bake at 450°F for 10-12 minutes based on the strength of your oven so keep checking. 

Video

Notes

TIPS: This is an all purpose dough, so you can make buns, pizza, open-face pies, closed pies, loafs, etc..!  If you want the dough to be thinner then be sure to add only 1 tablespoons of yeast or even less! 
MAKE A LOAF OF BREAD:  Using a 9×5 loaf pan this recipe can make 2 loaves baked at 375°F for 30-35 minutes. If you have any left overs, save the rest in a zip lock bag to make so many different things in the next 2-3 days max, or freeze! 

 

Tips to the miracle bread making method

  • Resting time is only 10 minutes for the Ten Minute All-Purpose Dough, but allowing it to rest longer is perfectly fine and can enhance the texture of the dough
  • The additional 1/4 cup of water does not need to be added in. Add it in only if you feel the dough is too firm or dry and needs to be loosened up.
 
  • If the dough is too sticky, sprinkle flour onto the dough you are working with repeatedly until it becomes and soft airy. Another way is to easily spray cooking oil spray or rub olive oil on your hands to work with the dough.
 
  • While preheating dough: Place the covered bowl of dough on top of your stove top if you don’t have anything cooking but while the oven is preheating.  This will help the dough rise so quickly and nicely.  I have noticed great results doing this!
 
  • Yeast hack: since yeast has to be put in warm water (too cool or hot will prevent it from rising), mix your sugar first into your warm water and sprinkle your yeast on top of the water and wait it for it to foam to ensure activation
  • For an extra kick in flavors, add some spices or dry herbs into the dry flour mix during preparation

Nutrition

Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 4mg
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152 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Hi Lama,
    I would love to be able to print this recipe to add to my giant binder of favorites. But when I click on “print recipe” it just jumps back to the top of the page.

    1. Hi Laurel! I just tried it and it worked! 🙂 You can find the “print button” on the recipe card. If you tap “jump to recipe” at the top of the page, it will skip and take you right to the recipe card. Please let me know if that works for you!

  2. 5 stars
    hi… baked half of this and it was really good! I want to bake the other half today, I have had it in the freezer for about a week or so. once it is thawed out how long do I need to let it rise again before I can bake it?

    1. Glad you liked the ten minute dough Karen! Once the dough is thawed out, sprinkle with a little bit of flour to gently knead it. Cover for half an hour then use.

      1. 5 stars
        I used this recipe for the first time to bake a loaf of bread. My first loaf of bread ever! It was delicious! It’s a miracle recipe and will share it widely and use it again. Thanks so much.
        Lea

  3. 5 stars
    Wonderful recipe. The bread is more of a sandwich bread with a little sweetness to it. Wonderful for toast with a cup of tea. I normally make bread a different way…more air pockets, crustier. But this is a great recipe for some quick, tasty bread!

    1. Yes! For airy bread I suggest allowing the dough to rest for atleast 1-2 hours and the dough consistency shouldn’t be firm but softer and the way to do this is by adding a little more water when kneading so that it is looser consistency 🙂

      1. Glad you think so!! I have tried whole wheat flour but the measurements are different. I did’t write down the recipe when I tried it a while back but they turned out so good! I remember for wheat flour it required more water, that is all! So you can try it that way, add more water until you get the right consistency for dough which would be comparable to the recipe here! Hope that helps 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    I loved how it came out but I used instant yeast so it didn’t foam and I was confused. Still came out amazing, I was thinking this recipe asked for active dry yeast since it didn’t mention which kind of yeast to use. Thanks again

    1. Hi Desiree! Thank you so much for letting me know. I have made the change in the recipe card to read “active dry yeast”. Thanks again and so happy the bread came out amazing for you!!

  5. 5 stars
    Love this quick bread. I got home about 5 and had fresh bread for dinner tonight. I halved the recipe and will make again and again

    1. YAY! Best feeling to nail a dough recipe you can make so many different recipes with! Thank you for sharing your feedback!

  6. 5 stars
    I found this recipe and decided to try it. I didn’t change anything and I made as bread and got 2 loaves like recipe said. I like how it’s easy and I let it sit for 30 minutes. I like it but it’s a heavy bread. Maybe I should of kneaded it longer? Not sure but that’s my opinion. Husband and father in law love it! So I gave it 5 stars but need to make again 😀

    1. Hi Dawn! Thank you for your feedback! Glad to hear you liked the bread 🙂 If you want it to be less dense, you can make the dough consistency looser by adding a little more water. So for example when you are instructed to add the very warm water, add 1-2 tablespoons at a time more until the dough is a bit sticky and soft in consistency. Then add in the oil as you are kneading. Allow the dough to rest covered for atleast one hour for a less dense bread. I hope this helps! 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    This is 2nd time I’ve made this recipe. I made it as bread and got 2 loaves. It is so easy and yummy 😋! My husband loves it and father in law. Definitely my go to and I add 2 1/4 cups of water because the dough is dry if I don’t. Thank you for a easy great recipe

    1. Hi Dawn! How awesome it is to hear that it turned out good for you! 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback!

  8. The recipe was easy to make and turned out 2 beautiful loaves. However it tasted very bland. I think next time I’ll add more salt or sugar. I don’t think a pinch of salt was enough for two loaves.