Basic Bread Dough with Minimal Ingredients

Basic Bread Dough with Minimal Ingredients

Use this rich bread dough for when you want to make just a few rolls. It's a perfect dough for shaping.

Ingredients: 4 to 6 rolls

Bread dough
Strong bread flour
135 g
Cake flour
15 g
Instant dry yeast
2 to 3 g
80 ml
1 g
15 g
10 g
Egg (See Step 6)
25 g
as needed
Egg for the egg-wash
as needed


1. Combine all ingredients except the butter, and mix. Add the butter, mix evenly, then bring the dough together and knead.
2. Place the dough in the oven at a low temperature, allow the dough to rise until it doubles in size (1st proof). After it rises, separate the dough into desired amount of rolls, let sit for 10 minutes.
3. Shape into desired shapes, lay on a cookie sheet, then return to the oven for 2nd prove. As soon as they rise, preheat the oven.
4. Brush with egg wash, if desired, then bake for about 12 minutes in oven preheated to 355°F/180°C.
5. After the first prove, the dough should weigh about 280 g. Separate the dough into five parts, into about 56 g each.
6. You can omit the egg and substitute milk. For this, use about 110 ml milk.

Story Behind this Recipe

Since my oven is small, I bake with a small amount of dough. These rolls also taste great plain or formed into shapes.