The most basic components of any dough recipe are flour, yeast, oil, sugar and salt. Exact measurements and instructions vary depending on the intended use of the dough, but in general, the ingredients are combined and allowed to rise for anywhere between 30 minutes and a few hours.
Veg Web's recipe for bread dough calls for two packets of dry yeast, 1/4 cup of warm water, 2 cups of hot water, 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of salt. First, pour the yeast into the warm water, but do not stir it. Next, dissolve the sugar and salt in the hot water. Once this is done, add 3 cups of flour to the liquid mixture. Pour 1/3 of a cup of vegetable oil on top of the dough, and add the activated yeast. Add 3 more cups of flour, and let the mixture rise for 45 minutes. Cut and shape the dough into loaves, and leave the loaves to rise for another 45 minutes before baking.
Best Recipes' instructions for pizza dough are even more simplified. For this recipe, combine flour, salt, sugar, yeast and olive oil with a small amount of water. Leave the mixture to rise for 30 minutes, and bake.