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Basic Dough (For Spinach, Meat, and Cheese Pies) Middle East, Pa



Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water (or milk).
Sprinkle with sugar, cover, and let rise.
In a large pan mix flour and salt.
Add the yeast mixture and butter/shortening.
Gradually add the lukewarm water, mixing and kneading until dough is smooth and tender.
Cover with a blanket and put in a warm place for two hours or until dough rises.
Cut dough into pieces 2" to 2 1/2" in diameter.
Form into balls by tucking the dough underneath the balls to make them round and smooth.
Let rest for 30 minutes between blankets.
(This is where I spread the olive oil under the dough, and coated the ball with olive oil as well.
I also left it uncovered.
This dough is now ready to be used with various fillings.