Quick Bread Dough Recipe

This easy and quick bread dough recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes. It's perfect for pizza crusts, cinnamon rolls, and even dinner rolls when you're in a pinch for time!

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This easy and quick bread dough recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes. It's perfect for pizza crusts, cinnamon rolls, and even dinner rolls when you're in a pinch for time!

Ingredients

  •  active dry yeast
  •  warm water (think warm bath water)
  • sugar
  • salt
  • vegetable oil
  • flour

This easy and quick bread dough recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes. It's perfect for pizza crusts, cinnamon rolls, and even dinner rolls when you're in a pinch for time!

Instructions

  1. Mix together the warm water, yeast, oil, and sugar. Let rest for about 5 minutes until foamy.
  2. Mix the salt into the flour in a stand mixer bowl.
  3. After the yeast has proofed, add the yeast mixture to the flour. Knead with the dough hook until a dough forms, and then continue kneading for an additional 5-6 minutes until dough is elastic and smooth.
  4. Cover and let rise for about 10 minutes.

For Dinner Rolls

  1. Divide the dough into 8 portions and shape into balls.
  2. Lightly grease an 8-inch round baking dish and layer the dough inside.
  3. Optional: allow to rise for an additional 10-20 minutes. Or skip straight to baking.
  4. Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes. Brush with melted butter and serve warm.

For Crescent Rolls

  1. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface to be about 1/4-inch thick and a circular shape.
  2. Brush the dough with melted butter.
  3. Use a pizza cutter to cut 4 lines across the dough and divide it into 8 equal wedges (the same way you would cut a pizza).
  4. Roll each piece of dough, starting at the large end of the wedge.
  5. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Optional: allow to rise for an additional 10-20 minutes. Or skip straight to baking.
  7. Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes. Brush with melted butter and serve warm.

This quick and easy bread dough is ready in way less than 20 minutes. It's perfect for pizza crusts, cinnamon rolls, and even dinner crescent rolls when you're in a pinch for time!

For Sweet Rolls

  1. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface to be about 1/4-inch thick and a rectangular shape.
  2. Spread the filling over the dough.
  3. Roll the dough starting with the long end.
  4. Slice the dough into 9 equal pieces.
  5. Grease a 9×9 baking dish and layer the slices of dough inside.
  6. Optional: allow to rise for an additional 10-20 minutes. Or skip straight to baking.
  7. Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes. Spread icing or glaze over top and serve while warm.

For Pizza Crust

  1. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface to be about 1/4-inch thick and a circular shape. Transfer to the pizza pan.
  2. Brush the dough with olive oil. Prick several times with a fork.
  3. Add sauce and toppings.
  4. Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes. 

This quick and easy bread dough is ready in way less than 20 minutes. It's perfect for pizza crusts, cinnamon rolls, and even dinner crescent rolls when you're in a pinch for time!

Recipe Notes

This dough takes less than 10 minutes to prep, mix, and shape. Give it a quick, 10 minute rise and then about 15 more minutes to bake. 

You can use this quick bread dough recipe for anything that you are eating the same day you bake, and it will be soft and yummy. It's a must-have recipe to keep on hand for those nights you need a homemade dinner in a hurry. It's perfect for:

  • pizza crust
  • homemade hot pockets
  • dinner rolls
  • pigs in a blanket
  • cinnamon rolls
  • donuts
  • burger buns
  • calzones
  • sticky buns
  • and more!

Note: the dough doesn't rise as high as other bread recipes do. Which is ok– it still works. But if you're not mentally prepared, you might think that you've made a mistake.

It's still soft and tastes delicious, but without a full rise dough just doesn't poof up as much. Which is fine! This recipe is for those quick, need-it-in-a-hurry type dishes.

I prefer my Basically Perfect Bread Dough recipe when I have a little more time. It makes incredibly soft bread that will last for a couple of days without getting tough. It's simple to make, but you do need some extra time and patience to allow the dough to rise twice. It's not great for the last-minute dash, and that's why I keep this quick bread dough recipe in my back pocket!

Check out this post for a photographed step-by-step on how to “proof the yeast.”

 

This quick and easy bread dough is ready in way less than 20 minutes. It's perfect for pizza crusts, cinnamon rolls, and even dinner crescent rolls when you're in a pinch for time!

Quick Bread Dough

Yield: 8-16 servings

This quick and easy bread dough is ready in less than 30 minutes. It's perfect for pizza crusts, cinnamon rolls, and dinner rolls when you're in a pinch for time!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (think warm bath water)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil (use vegetable for sweet bread recipes)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

Instructions

  1. Mix together the warm water, yeast, oil, and sugar. Let rest for about 5 minutes until foamy.
  2. Mix the salt into the flour in a stand mixer bowl.
  3. After the yeast has proofed, add the yeast mixture to the flour. Knead with the dough hook until a dough forms, and then continue kneading for an additional 5-6 minutes until dough is elastic and smooth.
  4. Cover and let rise for about 10 minutes.

For Dinner Rolls

  1. Divide the dough into 8 portions and shape into balls.
  2. Lightly grease an 8-inch round baking dish and layer the dough inside.
  3. Optional: allow to rise for an additional 10-20 minutes. Or skip straight to baking.
  4. Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes. Brush with melted butter and serve warm.

For Crescent Rolls

  1. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface to be about 1/4-inch thick and a circular shape.
  2. Brush the dough with melted butter.
  3. Use a pizza cutter to cut 4 lines across the dough and divide it into 8 equal wedges (the same way you would cut a pizza).
  4. Roll each piece of dough, starting at the large end of the wedge.
  5. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Optional: allow to rise for an additional 10-20 minutes. Or skip straight to baking.
  7. Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes. Brush with melted butter and serve warm.

For Sweet Rolls

  1. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface to be about 1/4-inch thick and a rectangular shape.
  2. Spread the filling over the dough.
  3. Roll the dough starting with the long end.
  4. Slice the dough into 9 equal pieces.
  5. Grease a 9x9 baking dish and layer the slices of dough inside.
  6. Optional: allow to rise for an additional 10-20 minutes. Or skip straight to baking.
  7. Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes. Spread icing or glaze over top and serve while warm.

For Pizza Crust

  1. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface to be about 1/4-inch thick and a circular shape. Transfer to the pizza pan.
  2. Brush the dough with olive oil. Prick several times with a fork.
  3. Add sauce and toppings.
  4. Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 309mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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