Ingredients8 ounces (1 cup) warm water (80 degrees F)
3 tablespoons softened butter or margarine
3 cups bread flour
3.5 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoon dry milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons active dry yeast or 1.5 teaspoons bread machine yeast
softened butter or slightly beaten egg white for browning
DirectionsYou can use a bread machine to make this dough or a mixer with a dough hook. Of course, you can do it the old fashion way like my Momma did it . . . and mix it by hand.
Get the water, butter or margarine, flour, sugar, dry milk, salt, and yeast all mixed and kneaded thoroughly. Let the dough rest for about 15 minutes on a floured surface. No cheating. Let it rest :-)
Next you will be shaping the dough as desired. Grease your pan or baking sheet with whatever you choose (butter or spray) and then get your dough shaped and ready to let rise.
Have fun!! Rolls, bread sticks, divided in a muffin pan . . . they are all great shapes to make using this recipe.
Cover your finished dough and place it in a warm, draft-free place until double in size, about 45 minutes to an hour.
After the dough has risen, brush with butter or slightly beaten egg white and then bake in a pre-heated, 350 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.