Perfect Bread and Dinner Rolls

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by PAUL P.

This is a recipe that I've been perfecting for the last couple of years. My wife and I don't buy store bought bread any more thanks to this recipe. It is also much healthier than any other bread recipe I've found but doesn't taste "healthy". I included ingredients that make this bread good for diabetics also. This recipe works best in a stand mixer but it would be fairly easy to halve the recipe and make it in a bread machine. I wouldn't recommend mixing it by hand (unless you have Popeye arms...). It's a fairly sticky dough. Prep time includes all 3 rises.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix yeast and warm milk in your stand mixer's bowl.
  2. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Add all other ingredients to the milk.
  4. Using the dough hook attachment mix for 5 to 7 minutes or until dough starts pulling away from the sides of the bowl.
  5. Remove dough hook and cover bowl with plastic wrap.
  6. Let dough rise for about an hour or until doubled in size.
  7. Punch dough down and allow to rise until doubled a second time.
  8. Punch dough down, remove from bowl and divide into 36 rolls or 2 loaves.
  9. Brush with olive oil and allow to rise until doubled.
  10. Bake loaves in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  11. Bake rolls in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. This bread freezes great. I make one loaf to eat right away and one to freeze.

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