Basic Bread Dough Using a Bread Machine

Basic Bread Dough Using a Bread Machine

This is my basic bread dough. It's not sticky and easy to handle. It can be made into a sweets dough, or a savory dough, or really anything. This does not use eggs.


Bread flour
240 g
Superfine sugar (white castor sugar)
20 g
Butter (or margarine)
25 g
4 g
Milk (You can use low fat milk)
160 ml
Dry yeast
3 g


1. Put all of the ingredients into a bread machine and put the dry yeast into the yeast compartment. Set the machine to make the dough.
2. Take out the dough and divide it into 8 portions. Use flour if necessary first before dividing it. (By the way, if you divide it into 8 portions, 1 portion should weigh 60g)
3. Once you have formed the portions into balls, cover them with a tightly wrung out damp towel and let them sit for 15 minutes.
4. Afterwards, roll in any fillings you like. Let them rise a second time, and then bake them.
5. This time, I made them into ham rolls. The ID for that recipe is Recipe ID: 796331

Story Behind this Recipe

It doesn't matter if I'm making sweet bread or savory bread this is the dough that I always start out with. When baked, it's fluffy and fresh, but the next day it will still be delicious and soft.