5 May 2012

Recipe: My Grandma’s Bread Dough

Author: DaisyChubb | Filed under: Recipes

I know it’s been a bread overload up in here, but.. well.. deal with it? haha the reason I’m posting this dough recipe is because it can be made into virtually anything. I’ll have  a homemade pizza post coming up soon, but it’s also good for cheese buns, cinnamon rolls, covering a ham and baking it – anything your dough-loving heart desires.

For the sake of ease, I made BUNS. Good ol buns.

I had a roast in the slow cooker for beef dips, so I needed some buns. So I made some. Problem?

This is a bread machine recipe – so I’ll admit I haven’t tried it without the bread machine yet, because that’s how my Gma makes it. But since we’re just making the dough in the machine, basically it just mixes it up for you – so if you feel like having an adventure with bread yeast – go for it friend!

Recipe Tips:

+ This recipe makes enough for 4 pizzas, a dozen buns, lots of cinnamon buns, etc! So I take half the dough for whatever I’m making and put the other half in the freezer (freezer ziplock bag). When you’re ready to use the frozen half, just put it on the counter for an hour-ish until it’s thawed – then stick it in the fridge until you’re ready to work with it.

+ The water you use should be warm – not tepid, but not too hot you can’t stick your finger in it comfortably. This is so the yeast doesn’t die!~ O:

+ I recommend taking all of the ingredients out and sit them on the counter before you start – this should get all of your ingredients around room temperature and easier to work with.

+ The recipe calls for hard margarine, but I’ve used soft margarine before – also I’ve used butter! If you use salted butter, just omit the salt.

Grandma’s Dough Recipe


1 cup warm water (see tip above)

1 egg (room temp)

2 tbsp hard margarine (see tip)

3 1/4 cups flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

around 2 tsp quick rise yeast (one packet)

For Dough:

Add all ingredients to bread machine in the listed order.

Set on dough cycle and let it run through the entire cycle. When it beeps, remove dough (flour your hands and counter, it’ll be a bit sticky!) Let rest for 10 minutes, then split the dough if you’re cooking for 2, or use it all if you want to!


For Buns:

Grease a 9×12 cake pan (or in my cake, pie pan) or whatever you want to cook your buns on. It’s not a science – use what you have! It’s fun!

Separate your dough into equal sized balls and place into pan. Cover with plastic wrap and a towel. Place in a warm place and let rise until doubled (30 mins-45 mins depending on how warm it is, I turn my oven on for 5 seconds then turn it off and put them in there to rise.)

Preheat  your oven to 375 degrees F. (Remember to take you buns out first if they’re rising in there!) Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown on top.


More recipes with this dough to come! Yum!


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