Basic Bread Dough For Shaping

This is a simple basic bread dough recipe that I use when shaping bread. I use commercial yeast and mostly whole wheat flour.

You will need
1 egg
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. milk
1/2 cup water
1 1/4 oz. Fleischmann instant yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 cup all purpose flour
3 cups whole wheat flour (I used chappati flour, you can use white whole wheat flour)

Beat the egg in a mixing bowl. In a microwavable cup mix the milk and water. Heat in the microwave for 20 seconds or until warm. Combine the milk solution with the beaten egg. Mix in the sugar, oil and the yeast. Sift the flour. Add the flour and salt to the wet ingredients. Knead into a soft dough. This dough is not very sticky. If it gets sticky add a little flour but no more than 1/2 a cup.

Knead into a ball and place in an oiled bowl. Cover and allow it to rise until doubled in volume. Use to shape as needed.


  1. when do you add salt?

    1. Salt should be added with the flour. Thanks for pointing that out. I have updated the post too. Let me know how it turns out.

  2. How long does it usually take to double in size?


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