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Ten Minute Dough

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 Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 10 minute dough, bread, dough, garlic bread, manakeesh, pizza dough, ten minute dough
Servings: 7 people
Author: Lama


  • 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


  • 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. 



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 9x5 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


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