Doré's Daily Bread

Why can't your best bread be your everyday bread?

Revised: Feb 4, 2016


Since I make my bread I can cook anything I like. For my daily bread I prefer this one to anything I have tasted. This is not a low calorie bread but low calorie breads are also low in nutritional content. A good quality flour has high protein content and protein means calories.

Start by turning on your oven light so it can warm up.

Prepare a baking sheet by coating the surface with olive oil and putting it in your oven so it can warm too.

Mix all these ingredients kneading until the dough is smooth and elastic:

Place the dough in an oiled or buttered bowl and roll until the top is greased. Let rest covered until double in size.

Punch down dough. If you wish to make smaller loafs, divide the bread now. For buns divide into parts about 80 grams each. Shape each part into a round loaf or ball. Place on prepared baking sheet in your warm oven. Let rise until double in size, about 25 minutes.

Bake at 280 degrees. 50 minutes for a loaf, 30-35 for buns. Your best guess for other sizes. Remove from baking sheet and cool on a rack. Optionally, brush entire tops with olive oil or butter.

How I cheat: I use my bread machine to do the mixing and keep track of the rise times, but I bake in the oven. I put the ingredients (liquids first) in the bread machine and let it run until just before the final rise. Then I take it out, divide it up onto the oiled cookie sheet (I prefer buns to loaves) and put it in my oven (with the light still on) to rise.

See these Special Notes on Measuring