Easy All Purpose Dough

Easy All Purpose Dough

This is quick and easy dough, and if you are in the mood for pizza here is my homemade pizza recipe, or my ever to delicious pepperoni bread. But you may want to use this dough for some great snacks like garlic rolls, breadsticks, and what about that oh so famous fried dough. The kind you buy at your local county fairs, you know the one with sugar all over it.

Here is what you need:

2 packages of active dry yeast
2-1/4 cups of warm water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar (optional) I don’t use the sugar, you may prefer to use it
3 tbsp of Crisco or oil (I sometimes use light olive oil)
5 to 6 cups of all-purpose flour

Here is all you need to do:

  1. In a measuring cup add the yeast to the warm water. Let this stand until you see some bubbles.
  2. In a large bowl or your KitchenAid mixing bowl add the flour, salt, and oil
  3. Make a well in the flour and pour in the warm water and yeast.
  4. Now start to mix, or place your dough hook and turn on your stand mixer
  5. You want to mix until the dough is nice and smooth and not too sticky.
  6. Cover and let the dough rise for 1 hour or more.
  7. After the dough rises, punch it down and divide it up for whatever you are making.
I get three nice 12” or 14” pizzas from this recipe depending on the thickness of your pizza.

flour salt and oil in the mixing bowl
Flour salt and oil in my KitchenAid  mixing bowl

pizza out of the oven
Two pizzas out of the oven

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy 


  1. Sam I emailed this to myself so I'd know where to find it next time I need it. Have tried your dough recipe before and it is a great one!

    1. Hi Susan, I saw the post a while ago with the pizza you made, it looked great, glad you like it Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend :)

  2. Sounds easy enough for even me. Thanks.

    1. Hi Rebecca, If I can do it, I'm sure you can :) Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend.

  3. The perfect pizza dough recipe! I truly enjoy making our own pizza dough. Well, actually my husband is the pizza dough chef around our home.

    1. Well it really doesn't matter who make the pizza dough as long as it's homemade!! Than Cynthia!!


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