Bread Dough 101

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by DaHomeCooker

This is the basic yeast bread dough concept with which you can make anything with. This Recipe will scale very well For best results use a stand mixer with a dough hook This makes one small loaf or about twelve rolls

Top Review by Orange.Peel

I have used this recipe a few times now and it usually works out great!

I usually use it for cinnamon rolls and I add the sugar and egg to it. It has always turned out well and is a big hit with my friends! Right now I am making some dinner rolls and I put in 1/4 cup of honey instead of sugar and I also added the egg.

This recipe is easy to use and delicious!. I also like that I can mix it by hand. I am a poor college student and I don't have any sort of fancy mixing machines

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup water (or 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup milk)
  • 2 12 cups flour
  • 3 -6 tablespoons oil or 3 -6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup sugar (optional)
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast


  1. Heat water to 100°F and add to mixing bowl.
  2. Add Yeast and mix with a whisk to dissolve.
  3. add oil and salt and 1 cup of flour.
  4. Whisk to combine well.
  5. Add remaining flour and dough hook.
  6. Mix on low speed until dough is proper consistency and pulls away from sides of bowl. add additional flour if necessary.
  7. Remove from bowl and transfer to oiled bowl and coat dough with oil.
  8. Let rise until doubled.
  9. Form into what ever you desire to make and let rise again.
  10. Bake at 350°F to 425 for 20 to 30 minutes the higher the heat the faster it bakes and the harder the crust.
  11. Variations:.
  12. Finer cake like dough for like rolls, use the egg and milk.
  13. Sweet dough for like coffee cake or sweet rolls, use the sugar, egg and milk.

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