Basic Dough

This is my play dough. It’s a basic dough recipe which I use to make bread of various flavors, shapes or form.  I bake it plain, or I add  herbs like rosemary, lavender  or nuts and dried fruits, even chocolate. I shape it in baguette, big rounds, small rounds, bake in a loaf pan or a bundt pan and if I am feeling lazy, I just let it rise and bake on the bread maker all the way through.

Basic dough ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 water
  • 6 T olive oil or  6 T butter
  • 3 C bread flour
  • 1 C whole wheat flour, regular or white
  • 3 T sugar
  • 3 T powder milk
  • 1 t sea salt
  • 3 t instant yeast

Load the ingredients in the bread maker as listed set to dough.

  • To make rosemary bread, add 3 T chopped fresh rosemary, when prompted
  • To make nuts and fruits, add 1 cup nuts and dried fruits like dried cranberry, dried cherry or dried blueberry.
  • To make chocolate, add 3/4 C chocolate chips plus 2 T instant espresso coffee
  • Possibilities are endless, limited only by ones imagination.

When the dough cycle is complete, begin shaping.

Pre-heated oven to 375 degree .

  • If making a single piece, bake for 30-40 minutes.
  • If making small rolls, bake for 15 minutes.


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