Basic Bread Dough

Basic Bread Dough

This is my basic bread dough, a little rich and with plenty of eggs and milk. I use this dough to enjoy with various toppings.

Ingredients: makes 12 pastry bread buns

Bread (strong) flour
300 g
Egg (1) + milk
210 ml combined
15 g
20 g
5 g
Dried yeast
6 g


1. Put all the ingredients in a bread machine, and leave it up to the machine until the end of the 1st rise. (If you prefer to knead by hand, please do so.)
2. Deflate from the dough and cut into 12 pieces while weighing it.
3. Round off each piece of dough smoothly, and rest 15 minutes (cover with a tightly wrung out damp cloth to keep them from drying out).
4. Press the dough lightly to deflate it, shape the dough as you like with various toppings or fillings. Mist with water and allow to rise a second time for 20 minutes.
5. Mist with water again and bake in the preheated oven at 210℃ for 10 to 12 minutes.

Story Behind this Recipe

Since I'm making it myself, I want to have a rich pastry dough. Bread baked with this dough is delicious on its own. A very elegant bread dough.