Basic Bread Dough

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Basic Bread Dough

Main Ingredients Refined flour (maida), Yeast
Cuisine Fusion
Course Breads
Prep Time 41-50 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Basic Bread Dough

  • ½ kilogram Refined flour (maida)
  • 20 grams Yeast dried
  • 22 grams Sugar
  • 20 grams Milk powder
  • 5 grams Salt
  • 40 grams Butter
  • for greasing Oil


  1. Take yeast in a bowl. Add sugar and 1 tablespoon water and heat in a microwave for 10 seconds. Remove from heat, mix and set aside to cool.
  2. Take refined flour in another bowl. Add milk powder and salt and mix well.
  3. Add dissolved yeast and mix lightly. Add about 2 cups chilled water and knead well into a soft dough.
  4. Add butter and knead again. Cover with a wet muslin cloth and set aside to rise for 15 minutes in a warm and dry place.
  5. After 15 minutes, knock back the dough.
  6. Grease a bread tin with oil and apply little oil on the worktop also. Place dough on worktop and spread it into a sheet. Bring sides together and press well. Roll dough lightly into a bread loaf.
  7. Put loaf in greased tin and press lightly. Set aside for 20-25 minutes in a warm and dry place.
  8. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  9. Put tin in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat, cool, slice and serve.