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Grandma’s bread/pizza dough

4-3/8 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
1-1/4 cup cold water
1 tablespoon yeast

Dough Directions

  1. Put water in microwave for 1 minute
  2. Pour water in Kitchenaid mixer with dough attachment.
  3. Add sugar and sprinkle yeast on top. You can let the yeast bloom, but you don’t have to with the new yeasts.
  4. Add salt, oil/butter and flour.
  5. Mix until combined, then 10 more minutes for kneading.

The dough can also be made in a bread maker or by hand.

Pizza Directions

  1. I put shortening on the stone or pan. It makes a crispier crust.  Oil makes a soft crust.
  2. I double the recipe for three pizzas. We eat one and I freeze in Ziploc quart bags. To freeze the remaining dough, I put them into balls while by hands still have shortening on them.  It comes out of the bag easier.
  3. Let rest of the dough rise. I usually make the dough a few hours before and let it rise on the stone
  4. Add your favorite toppings. I use mozzarella and romano for cheeses.
  5. Bake low in the oven at 450 degrees for 20 minutes.

Bread Directions

  1. Let dough rise for 2 hours (or more is fine).
  2. Then form in a pan for loaf or rolls
  3. Bake 400 degrees for 25 minutes.


Grandma always said you should use the best flour.  She used either Five Roses bread flour from Canada or King Arthur bread flour.

I use SAF yeast available at Gordon foods.  A friend who bakes a lot of bread recommended it.