Hand Pie Dough

  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Package dry yeast (not fast-rising)
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 4 tbsp melted butter

Dissolve sugar and yeast in the lukewarm water, then allow to stand until yeast begins to froth– about 20 minutes.

In the meantime, combine flour, salt and ginger in a mixing bowl, then make a well in the middle. Add yeast, milk and butter. Knead into a dough, adding more flour or milk if necessary (do not allow the dough to become sticky). Shape into a ball, then brush the outside with oil. Place on a floured tray or pan, then cover with a damp cloth. allow to rest in warm spot until it becomes double in size