« Positively the Finest Bread Dough Recipe. »


How about making it at home yourself? Well, it’s easy! All you need is the right recipe.

And just for you, here is certainly one of the best bread dough recipes.

The advantage of this recipe bread doughis that it can obviously be used to bake bread but also to make lots of other things.

For example, this recipe is perfect for making pizzas, from tarts flambées, from pies and even donuts.


For 2 breads:

– 60 cl of hot water

– 2 tablespoons of yeast, like this instant baker’s yeast

– 10 cl honey

– 750 g of all-purpose flour (you can also use semi-wholemeal flour)

– 1 tablespoon of salt

– 3 tablespoons of skimmed powdered milk

How to do

To make this bread a success, there are 2 secrets: the yeast conditioning and the dough leavening.

For me, THE factor that will do all the difference is taking the time to condition your yeast (and believe me, I know what I’m talking about: I missed dozens of loaves of bread before I found this secret).

Conditioning the yeast simply means dissolving your yeast with a little sugar.

1. To start, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of yeast on top of 600 ml of hot water (equivalent to 2.5 mustard glasses).

To get an idea of ​​the optimum temperature, the water should be hot enough for a bath.

To condition the yeast, I use a graduated container, like this measuring jug in transparent glass.

Indeed, it is much easier to measure the quantity of honey with a measuring glass. Which brings me to the next step …

What's the secret to conditioning yeast?

2. Pour the honey over the yeast, until the level reaches 700 ml.

This is a handy trick that will save you from having to use another container to measure the honey.

The weight of the honey will « drown » the yeast in hot water, which will facilitate yeast activation.

Why does he pour honey on the yeast?

3. Now let the yeast sit for about 5 min.

In the meantime, you can prepare the other ingredients in a stand mixer.

Your yeast is ready once it has formed a nice layer of frothy foam, as in the photo below:

What does yeast look like once it's activated?

4. Pour the water / yeast mixture into a stand mixer and add the flour, salt and skimmed milk powder.

You will surely have to use a spatula to scrape the honey stuck inside your container.

Now install the dough hook on your appliance and turn it on.

Once the mixture takes on the texture of a dough, allow the appliance to continue kneading the dough for an additional 6 min.

Note: you can also knead the dough by hand with a wooden spoon. But, I have to admit that to knead bread dough easily, I prefer to use a device, like this stand mixer with stainless steel bowl.

You can stop kneading the dough when it looks like the one in the photo below:

What's the easiest method to knead your bread dough?

5. Generously flour your hands and shape your dough into a ball.

If you find that your dough is too sticky, stir in 1/2 pinch of flour.

To prevent the dough from sticking to the container, lift the ball and rub it underneath with an oil-soaked paper towel. Do the same with the sides of the container.

Return the dough ball to its container and cover it with cling film or a tea towel.

Let the dough rest in a warm place such as on a baking sheet while the oven preheats, until it rises and doubles in volume, as in the photo below.

What does bread dough look like once it has risen?

6. Using your fists, gently flatten the dough.

There you go, your homemade bread dough is ready! Now you can do whatever you want with it 🙂

What could be better than a good homemade butter to enjoy homemade bread?

To make homemade bread from this bread dough, all you have to do is shape the dough into the shape of 2 loaves of bread.

Ideally, the breads should be baked in a loaf pan covered with parchment paper, as in this perforated plate to make 4 baguettes.

Warning : before baking, do not forget to cover and let the buns rest a second time. It is very very important!

Now, bake the breads for about 27/30 min at 185 ° C. Be careful not to overbake the breads, as they may become too dry.

Let stand for 10 minutes before unmolding your breads. If you let them cool completely in the pan, the underside may become moist.

And there you have it, you made your own homemade bread 🙂

For me, the best way to eat homemade bread is when it’s still hot, just out of the oven, and spread with a good homemade butter 🙂 Yum!

Homemade bread and homemade butter are SO EASY to make!

And while you’re at it, why not try this delicious homemade butter recipe (it’s super easy)?

Your turn…

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