Basic Bread Dough

  • Difficulty: Easy
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    Ingredients Print Recipe

  • 1 ounce fresh yeast or 3 7g packets
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups + tepid water
  • 6-8 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
  • Extra flour for dusting


You can make this dough on a floured board by hand or mix it using a large free standing mixer.

Combine the yeast, sugar and 1 cup of the water. Stir and let start to combine. Mix in 1 cup of water. Slowly add the flour in batches mixing well after each one. Use the mixer on a low to medium low speed maximum. When all the flour is incorporated and the mix is less sticky continue mixing for 4-6 minutes until you have a silky, smooth and elastic dough.

Flour your hands.

Remove the dough and form it into a large ball.

Flour the top of your dough. Place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a towel and allow it to poof for about 30 -45 minutes until it is doubled in size. Keep it in a warm and draft free place.

Cut the risen dough into 3 ounce pieces and knead each portion into a ball. At this point you can freeze the balls individually for later use or make your pitas.

Makes loaf or 9 three ounce balls

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