[Postscript to step 2: It can be difficult to mix in the butter marked ★, but please make sure to mix it in thoroughly]
Now we will make the bread dough. Place all the ingredients for the dough, except for the bread flour and butter, into the pan of your bread machine, and start the dough setting. After 7~8 minutes have elapsed, add in the flour and butter and let the dough cycle through its first rising.
(If you want a caramelized crust to your dough, also add in 15 g of sugar.)