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Discover The Fast & Easy Ways to Make Basic Bread Dough

This recipe is for simple bread dough which has a delightful buttery flavor. It can be used to also make herbed cheese bread and dinner rolls.


1 package of active dry yeast 2.5 - 3 c of flour (all-purpose) 1/4 c of water (warm) 1 tsp of salt 1/2 c of milk; warmed 2 tbsps of sugar 1/4 c of butter-flavored Shortening (Crisco brand) 1 egg

How to Cook:

  1. Combine water and yeast inside a big bowl. Add in 1.5 c of flour, milk, salt, sugar, shortening and egg to this mixture. Beat using your electric mixer at low settings for about 3 mins. Stir in remainder of your flour for a softer dough.

  2. Get a board and sprinkle it with enough flour. Put your dough on it and knead for about five minutes. Make sure that dough becomes smooth & elastic enough. While kneading your dough, continue adding flour onto your board from time to time so that it will make your kneading easier. Shape your dough into 1 big ball and put it inside a greased glass bowl. Turn your dough over and cover it using any clean towel. Let dough double in its size (1 hr.).

  3. Take your dough from the bowl, punch it down then form in any shape you like. If you're planning to prepare dinner rolls, then don't knead your dough.

If you're just making your basic bread loaf: Shape your dough accordingly and place inside a greased loaf pan measuring 9X5X3. Cover the pan & let dough double in its size. Bake inside your oven at about 375 deg. F until it becomes light brown (30-45 mins). This produces one loaf.

If you're making herbed cheese bread: On top of your ingredients for basic bread dough, you need to add one to two teaspoons of dill weed or basil (dried) & 1.5 cup of grated cheese (Cheddar). Mix these ingredients into your dough, knead & shape to a circular shape.

Next, place dough inside a 1-qt. round, well-greased casserole deep dish. Then, turn your dough over and make an X mark at the very middle of your dough's top portion using your knife. Cover dough then allow it to rise just until it doubles its size. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees and bake the dough for 40 - 45 mins.

If you're making dinner rolls: Slice dough equally into 20 pieces then knead into small balls. Next, place dough pieces inside a greased 13X9X2 loaf pan and cover using any clean towel.

When your dough is already double its size, bake inside your preheated oven, at around 400 deg. F. Put Crisco on top of your rolls before placing it inside the oven. Keep rolls inside your oven so as to keep them warm for about 7-10 mins before serving.


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