recipe

This easy dough is perfect for everything from pizza to monkey bread, thanks to the magic of yeast.

safety
  • No safety considerations
difficulty
  • Intermediate
time
  • 30 minutes, plus rising time
yield
  • Makes about 1 pound of dough

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Prepare Ingredients

¾ cup
very cold water
1 tablespoon
extra-virgin olive oil
1⅔ cups
bread flour
1 teaspoon
instant or rapid-rise yeast
1 teaspoon
sugar
1 teaspoon
salt
Vegetable oil spray

Gather Cooking Equipment

Liquid measuring cup
Food processor
Large bowl and plastic wrap
1
 
¾ cup
very cold water
1 tablespoon
extra-virgin olive oil

In liquid measuring cup, combine water and oil.

 
2
 
1⅔ cups
bread flour
1 teaspoon
instant or rapid-rise yeast
1 teaspoon
sugar

Add flour, yeast, and sugar to food processor and lock lid into place. Hold down pulse button for 1 second, then release. Repeat until ingredients are combined, about 5 pulses.

 
3
 

Turn processor on, then slowly pour water mixture through feed tube until dough comes together and no dry flour remains, about 30 seconds.

 
4
 
1 teaspoon
salt

Stop food processor. Let dough sit for 10 minutes. Add salt to food processor and process until dough forms smooth ball, about 1 minute.

 
5
 

Stop food processor. Carefully remove food processor blade (ask an adult for help). Transfer dough to counter and knead by hand to form a smooth, round ball, about 30 seconds.

 
6
 

Spray large bowl with vegetable oil spray. Place dough in greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When ready to use dough, remove bowl from refrigerator and let dough come to room temperature, 1 to 2 hours. To bring dough to room temperature faster, place cold dough in zipper-lock plastic bag, squeeze out extra air, and seal bag. Place bag in large bowl filled with hot water. Turn and squeeze dough a few times until warmed to room temperature, about 15 minutes.