It is the same procedure as the "Authentic and Easy Bread in 30 Minutes" recipe, but omits the butter from the recipe and changes the milk to water. They are bread rolls that are easy to make and lower in calories.
Add the water into a large heatproof bowl, and microwave at 500 W for 30 seconds.
Add the sugar and dry yeast to the Step1 bowl, and mix with a fork. Add the bread flour and salt. Knead the dough by hand for about 30 seconds. The dough is still sticky at this point.
Bring the dough together by hand. Wrap it and microwave at 200 W for 40 seconds. Knead again for about 30 seconds, wrap it and microwave for 10 minutes using the dough rising-setting.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 230℃. Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces and roll them into balls. Bake on the bottom rack of the oven for 10 minutes and it is done.
Substitute 30% of the bread flour with whole wheat flour. You can try different ratios, but I think 30% whole wheat flour is the most balanced.
I made matcha (green tea) and white chocolate chip bread, too!
I received the question, "what do you do if the microwave does not have the dough rising-setting". So I tried rising the dough using the defrost-setting, but the temperature was too high and it did not go well.
Story Behind this Recipe
For people watching calories (like me!) I made oil-free bread. Besides, it only takes 30 minutes from rising the dough to finish baking. The sugar is also reduced to the minimum. You can make it in no time whenever you want.
This recipe is almost identical to (Recipe ID: 600984) "Authentic and Easy Bread in 30 Minutes". There is no particular helpful hint. I have never failed using this recipe. Without the sugar, the bread does not rise well, so a minimum amount is used.