Some people have a fear of making their own yeast dough. I promise, there is nothing to be afraid of. It will turn out perfectly, even if you have limited kitchen skills. Think of it this way, if you can put your hand under the faucet and feel the temperature of warm (not hot) water, you have the skills to make this dough!
The truth is, I LIKE to make dough of any kind. Maybe because I like the feel of dough. I love to use my Bosch Mixer with it’s dough-hook. I use it all the time for making cookie dough, bread and rolls! But this dough can just as easily be made by hand. When I make it by hand, I have less mess to clean up, and besides that, kneading gives my arms a workout! Making this dough is literally creating something out of nothing! You only need flour, water, yeast, sugar and salt.
Here’s the recipe. Hopefully, I can convince you to try it. It’s really a lot easier than you think.
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1 c. warm (not hot) water
1 t. sugar
1 t. salt
2 1/2 c. All-purpose Flour
Pour the warm water into a medium size bowl. Sprinkle the yeast onto the water and allow to stand until it is dissolved and bubbles start to form. Add sugar and salt. Stir in 1 cup of the flour using a wooden spoon. Stir until smooth. Gradually add in the remaining flour or until the dough is smooth, but not too sticky to handle. Knead by hand 5 minutes. (If making the dough in a mixer with a dough hook, just add in enough flour until the dough cleans the side of the bowl. Then let it mix for 6-minutes on medium speed.) Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise about 30-40 minutes.