Here’s my so easy and fast dough recipe to make ( your choice) bread, cinnamon bread, pizza dough, buns or cinnamon buns. It’s so easy you’ll be making a batch everyday! 


Yield : 4 – 8 guests


  • 2 1/2 cups of lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoon of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 5 cups of flour
  • 4 teaspoons of salt


  • Sift 6 cups of flour in large bowl. Add and mix in 4 teaspoons of salt. 
  • Take lukewarm water ( no higher then 110 degrees F) . Stir in 2 tablespoon of sugar and sprinkle in the 4 tablespoons of yeast. Let sit for 10 minutes. ( Tip : Place in your mixer bowl so you don’t have to transfer it) 
  • After 10 minutes, attach your dough hook, if you haven’t. 
  • Start up mixer on low and add 1/4 cup olive oil to yeast mixer.
  • Now slowly add the flour and salt mixer. 
  • Combined and Mix for 10 minutes. It should look “elasticity” . Using a mixer is much easier then kneading your dough mixer by hand. But you can do this by hand, like my grandpa Varze always did. Just use your mixer and make your life easier.  
  • Now transfer your dough into a large oiled bowl and cover it with a dry cloth. Let it rise in a warm area to double the size. ( approximately 45 minutes to 70 minutes, depending how cold your kitchen is). 

TIP : To find this nice warm area, what I do is turn on my oven to 190 degrees F and leave a small crack of the oven door open. Metal spoon on the side will give you the opening you’ll need to hold of the oven door open. Place the bowl of dough covered with the dry cloth on top of the stove. Let sit for 45 minutes to 70 minutes – just so it’s double the size.

  • Now your ready to make buns, bread, pizza dough or cinnamon buns – your choice. 
  • If you’re making bread, form into loaf pans and let rise another 45 minutes. Place in 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.
  • If you’re making buns, form buns onto baking sheet and also let rise for 45 minutes. Place in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.
  • If you’re making cinnamon buns, see my photos for preparation. Also let rise for 45 minutes. Place in 350 degree oven for 20 – 25 minutes.

I hope you enjoy my latest recipe. Please take a minute to share with your friends.  

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Thank you,

Chef Bari 

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