Basic Yeast Bread

Preparation: 20 min
Cooking time: 25-30 min
Waiting time: 90-120 min
Portion: 6 mini bread (~70 gr/ each)
Level: 2/5

-Bread flour: 250 gr (divide into 2 parts: 240 gr and 10 gr)
-Water: 150 ml
-Cooking oil: 12 ml (divide into 2 parts: 2 ml and 10 ml)
-Sugar: 10 gr
-Instant yeast: 5 gr
-Salt: 3 gr

Kitchen utensils
-Kneading machine or Electric hand beater with knead hook (> 250W): 1
-Baking tray or bread pan: 1
-Rolling pin: 1
-Razor blade: 1


Step: Kneading dough

  • Add 235 gr bread flour with 5 gr instant yeast into mixing bowl, mix well.

In case if you use dry yeast instead of instant yeast, you should activate the yeast with these following steps:

  1. Warm 150 ml water (in recipe) at 32-38 Celsius by using microwave
  2. Stir 1-2 gr sugar in warm water
  3. Add 5 gr dry yeast in warm water and let it sit in 10 minute.

After 10 minutes, if you see the water bubbling then you can use it for making bread. If not, the yeast that you used may not be activated and not be able to make bread

  • Mix the bread flour with sugar and salt. Create a hole in the center of mixing bowl
  • Pour 150 ml water (or activated yeast water if you use dry yeast) with oil into flour bowl. Mix with wooden spoon.
  • Knead the dough by using electric hand whisk with dough hooks or electric mixer at low speed in 3-5 minutes.

If the flour mixture is too dry, you can add 5-10 ml water into mixing bowl. Please note that you should pour little by little to prevent it from being too squashy

  • When the ingredient combine and form a dough ball, knead the dough in 3-5 minutes until the dough ball has a smooth surface.

If the dough too sticky and can not be formed into ball, you should add 5-10 gr flour that prepared and continue to kneel.

  • Remove dough ball from mixer and knead by hand in 1-2 minutes 
  • Brush a thin layer of 2 ml oil in a clean bowl (to prevent the sticky dough), place the dough ball into and cover with cotton towel.
  • Proof the dough in 45-60 minutes at room temperature until it double its size

Step: Shaping and Baking

  • When the dough double its size, punch down the dough with your fist and briefly knead out any air bubbles or gas.
  • Divide the dough into 6 parts, weight 70 gr per each.
  • Flatten the dough and roll it up, seal the edges then repeat with other parts.

You also can shape the whole dough (instead of divide it into smaller part) with any form or shape as your favorite

  • Place the loaves on baking tray that lined parchment paper, then proof it in another 30-45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven at 175 Celsius degree in 10 minutes.
  • Use a razor blade to lightly slash the tops of the loaves 3 or more times diagonally.
  • Place the loaves in oven at bake at 175 Celsius degree in 17-20 minutes or until the loaves turn to golden brown.

Tips: Use a spray bottle to periodically squirt the bread, or squirt the inside of the oven with a small amount of water a few times during the baking to create a steamy mist on the inside of the oven that’ll yield a crunchy exterior

  • Remove the breads from oven and let it cool at room temperature. Serve within a day
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