Bread and Pastry

Small Batch 10 Minute Dough

Are you a fan of my Ten Minute Multi-Use Dough recipe, but you want to enjoy some baked goods by yourself, or with a friend? If yes, then you have to try this Small batch dough recipe. It gives the same results as my normal, awesome dough, but in a smaller amount. 

This small batch dough only requires 10 minutes to rise, is so easy to make, and most importantly, you can use it to make almost anything from pizza to manakish to cinnamon rolls. So get your ingredients ready and let’s get baking!


Small batch dough recipe for you to enjoy your favorite baked goods by yourself or with a friend.
Use it to bake your favorite meals!


Additions And Variations

Cooking is rarely a one-way street, many methods can be used to make a particular recipe. Same for this dough, different people make it in different ways. So here are things that can be added to a dough.

Adding a whole egg provides a richer flavor and better browning characteristics. It also improves the crispiness of your baked goods. Now, if you want your baked goods to be crispier without adding eggs, you can simply leave them in the oven for a little longer.

Some like to add yogurt to their dough in order to tenderize it. It is usually added to a self-rising flour to create a shortcut dough with only 2 ingredients. Self-rising flour is a mixture of all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder.


A quick and easy batch that can be ready in less than 10 minutes.
Who says you can’t enjoy an entire pizza by yourself?

Tips You Need To Know

If your dough is too sticky, add some flour and knead it until you’re satisfied with the consistency.

Make sure to use the correct type of yeast. In this small batch dough recipe, I went for active dry yeast.

If you’ve over-kneaded your dough, leave it a little longer to rise before shaping it.

In case your dough is too runny, then you have probably added more water than you should. To fix it, gradually add flour and knead until you get the desired consistency.


A small dough batch to enjoy your favorite pizza with a friend or your partner.
The easiest dough you will ever make.

Best Ways To Enjoy This Small Batch Dough

If you want to enjoy your favorite pastries by yourself, with your partner, or with your best friend, this small batch dough is the perfect option. It makes the ideal amount to feed two people.

Start your day on the right foot by baking something that will make your morning exciting and full of energy. With this dough, you have endless breakfast ideas, you could make yourself some manakish, Zaatar Rolls, or Middle Eastern Cheese Fatayer (Cheese Pies). And to enjoy an authentic Middle Eastern breakfast, serve them with some Authentic Labneh Balls and a cup of tea.

Everyone loves pizza. It is super easy and versatile, which makes it a go-to dinner option. And with this dough recipe, it is even easier and more enjoyable.

In addition to all of that, you can use it to make your favorite sweet treats. You could bake doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, or babka.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I know if my dough is over-proofed?

You know your dough has been proofed for too long if the air bubbles have popped.

How do I fix an over-proofed dough?

To save your over-proofed dough, press it down to allow it to release the gas, then reshape it and reproof.

What do I do if my dough is too dry?

If your dough is dry or too firm, you can add warm milk and knead until you get the desired texture.

How to check if yeast is still good?

To know if your yeast is still active, add 1 tablespoon of sugar and a bit of yeast to a cup of warm water. If after half an hour the water is bubbling then you’re good to go, if not, your yeast is most probably dead.


A super soft and stretchy dough to enjoy a quick weeknight dinner.
The softest dough out there.

Ingredients

Flour: All-purpose flour is your best option.

Oil: It is recommended that you use vegetable oil. You could go for corn oil or canola oil.

Active dry yeast: It helps provide an airy and light texture.

Salt: It helps balance the sweetness of the dough and enhances the flavor.

Baking powder: It gives a light texture to your dough.

Powdered milk: This step is optional, but it helps soften your dough.

Warm water: Feel free to use warm milk instead.


Your go to dough to treat yourself with some pastries
Save it for later.

Steps To Prep

First, mix 1 cup of flour with the yeast, sugar, salt, baking powder, and powdered milk if using.

Once mixed, add the warm water or warm milk, and whisk together well until no longer clumpy.

Then, cover and set aside in a warm place for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, you should see the mixture look bubbly and frothy.

Now, add the remaining 1 cup of flour and the oil.

Finally, mix in your stand mixer, or by hand, until a smooth and soft dough forms, about 5-7 minutes. Now it’s ready to use!


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A dough placed in a basket with leaves decorating the right side.

Small Batch Dough

Fatimah
This small batch dough recipe is so quick and easy. Within 10 minutes, you could have the perfect dough to enjoy some baked goods by yourself, or with a friend!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dough
Cuisine International
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2⅔ cups flour
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¾ tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • tablespoons powdered milk optional
  • 1 cup warm water (or warm milk)

Instructions
 

  • Mix 1 cup of flour with the yeast, sugar, salt, baking powder, and powdered milk if using.
  • Once mixed, add the warm water or warm milk, and whisk together well until no longer clumpy.
  • Cover and set aside in a warm place for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, you should see the mixture look bubbly and frothy.
  • Now, add the remaining 1 cup of flour and the oil.
  • Mix in your stand mixer, or by hand, until a smooth and soft dough forms, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Now it's ready to use!

Notes

  • If your dough is too sticky, add some flour and knead it.
  • Make sure to use the correct type of yeast. In this small batch dough recipe, I went for active dry yeast.
  • If you’ve over-kneaded your dough, leave it a little longer to rise before shaping it.
  • If your dough is too runny, then you probably added more water than you should. To fix it, gradually add flour and knead until you get the desired consistency.
  • Attention! The water or milk you use should be warm. You can test it with your fingertip. If it is too hot, it would kill the yeast. Then, your dough will not rise. If it is cold, the yeast will take longer to activate and your dough will need a longer time to rise.
  • I recommend an eggwash for any CLOSED pastry you make with this dough. Honeycomb bread, buns, spinach pies, closed meat pies, stuffed buns, etc. 
     
Keyword 10 minute dough, Small batch dough
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16 thoughts on “Small Batch 10 Minute Dough

  1. Candice says:

    5 stars
    Been looking for a good 10 min dough recipe and this one is literally amazing. Light, fluffy, so good !!!

  2. Amina says:

    The best ever dough! Never fails when i make it, so soft and fluffy. Thank you for the recipe!

  3. Iman says:

    5 stars
    I just made this today and I love the texture and taste of it!!!

  4. Shireen Salehmohamed says:

    5 stars
    I tried this dough recepi for making buns . I must say very accurate ingredients with perfectly video

  5. Nadine Husseini says:

    5 stars
    I tried this today and absolutely loved it. Not only was it quick to make, it’s also so versatile. I made dough balls with Zaatar and halloumi cheese, and they came out perfect and the dough was very light and fluffy. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I know I’ll be using it all the time.

  6. Sylvia says:

    5 stars
    Beautiful rolls, cut into 4 a little big for us oldies, will try six next time so they’re a little smaller, will keep this very quick and easy. Thank you

  7. Sofia says:

    Hello Fatima,

    Thank you for sharing the recipe. Did you use a US cup or any cups, please? Will be making this today.

    Thank you.

    1. Fatimah says:

      Hi, all measuring cups and spoons.

  8. Kj says:

    5 stars
    Love this recipe so much! I make it at least once a week for all sorts of things.
    Easy, fail proof, go to!

  9. Riwan says:

    5 stars
    My niece used this recipe to make dinner rolls tonight and they were DELICIOUS! Thank you for the awesome recipe.

  10. Nahil says:

    5 stars
    This dough is a life saver & so so yummy thanks for sharing!

  11. Audrey Arjeh says:

    Where can I buy ur cookbook? I absolutely love everything I have tried! Thank u so much for putting these out here. We now have some new staples for everyday and Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak ya habebti!

    1. Fatimah says:

      Ramadan Mubarak! Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the Ebook link is in my instagram Bio 🙂 thank you!!

  12. Amy says:

    5 stars
    SUCH an easy recipe and turns out great everytime. I keep coming back to this one, I’ve tried other recipes and haven’t had luck

  13. Nur says:

    5 stars
    Such a great recipe and perfect amount for my small family! So versatile too I can use it with so many dishes!

  14. Eman says:

    5 stars
    My go-to dough recipe!

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