Basic Bread Dough

This is the basic dough recipe (from breadbeckers.com) that I use for so many different things…sandwich bread, yeast rolls, pizza dough, hamburger buns, etc.  It is WONDERFUL!!!  Hopefully, soon I will be posting my first ever video tutorial for making bread dough.

Basic Dough Recipe
(makes 2 loaves)

1 1/2 cups hot water (the hottest tap water you can get)
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup honey
2 tsp. Salt
1 egg (optional…I use one on occasion, but not every time)
2 Tbs. Lecithin (optional)
1 tsp. Gluten (optional, but I use it every time!)
4- 4 1/2 cups freshly milled flour (I use hard white wheat)
1/2 cup ground flax seed (optional)
1 Tbs yeast

Combine water, oil, honey, salt and egg.  Add lecithin, gluten, half of flour, and ground flax seed.  Mix thoroughly.  Add yeast and enough flour to make a soft dough.  Knead until smooth and elastic (about 5-6 minutes by hand or 3-4 in your kitchen aid set in speed 2 with the dough hook).  Put in a lightly greased bowl (I use a little olive oil) and let rise until double in size.  Shape as desired and place into 2 greased loaf pans (or whatever you want to use) and let rise again until double.  For 2 loaves (1 lb each), bake in oven at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

March 23, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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One Response

  1. OK! Got it!!! ;) Thanks again for a delicious lunch and the fabulous company!!!