Simple Bread Dough

Simple Bread Dough

0:05 To Prep
0:25 To Cook
8 Servings
Average Rating
Difficulty Easy

Who doesn't love the smell of freshly basked bread? This is a well proven (pardon the pun) general bread dough. Use for loaf, rolls or focaccia. And it's preservative-free.


  • 360ml Water
  • 2 tspn Dried Yeast
  • 1.5 tspn sugar
  • 600g White Bakers Flour
  • 2 tspn Salt
  • 2 tspn Bread Improver (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil

Step 1

Insert dough blade. Add water, yeast and sugar. Dough P1, Step 1, start.

Step 2

Add flour, salt, bread improver. Drizzle the olive oil over the spindle to stop the dough climbing up during kneading. Change speed to 6. Start.

Step 3

Start Step 3. It takes 30min but can be reduced to 15 min if you're in a hurry.

Step 4

Remove dough hook and remove dough from the bowl. Shape into desired loaf shape, or split into rolls. Optional - lightly sprinkle with water (for a crust) and sesame seeds.

Step 5

Second prove - cover dough with a tea towel and leave to double in size in a warm place. Preheat oven to 180C.

Step 6

Cook until golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Approx 20min bread rolls, 30min Vienna, 40min loaf tin, Remove immediately to a cooling rack.

Chef's Tips

For more flavoursome bread, replace some of the water with buttermilk. For gluten-free, swap the bakers flour for your favourite GF flour and omit the improver. It will be a little denser so ensure you do the second prove.

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