Simple grain bread dough (for rolls or a large loaf)

Introducing our basic granary bread dough recipe, perfect for making delicious rolls or a large loaf. Nothing compares to the joy of baking bread at home and enjoying it straight from the oven. This easy recipe will give you fragrant, golden brown bread in just 35 minutes. Whether you prefer soft and fluffy rolls or a hearty loaf, this versatile dough will satisfy your cravings. Say goodbye to store-bought bread and enjoy the joy of freshly baked goodness with our delicious Granary Bread Dough.


  • 225 g strong white flour
  • 225g malted grain bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar
  • 7g sachet of yeast for easy mixing
  • 150 ml warm milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 100-150ml warm water

Preparation steps

Section: Easy Grain Bread Dough (for rolls or a large loaf)

  1. Mix flour and salt in a large bowl, then stir in sugar and yeast.
  2. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the warm milk, beaten egg, olive oil and enough water to make a soft, moist dough.
  3. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes until smooth.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with oiled cling film.
  5. Let the dough rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size.
  6. If you want to bake rolls, divide the dough into 12 pieces and shape them into rolls.
  7. Lightly flour three baking sheets and place the rolls on them.
  8. Cover the rolls loosely with oiled plastic wrap and place in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  9. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.
  10. Brush the rolls with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame and poppy seeds.
  11. Bake the rolls for 15-20 minutes, until deep golden brown and well risen.
  12. To make a flowerpot loaf, let the dough rise until doubled in size, about an hour.
  13. Soak one large or eight small terracotta flower pots in cold water for about 30 minutes.
  14. Dry the flower pots thoroughly, then coat the inside with oil and place parchment paper on top.
  15. Shape the dough into a smooth round with a slightly pointed shape at one end to fill the pot halfway.
  16. Let the dough stand until it has doubled in volume.
  17. Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas 5.
  18. Brush the top of the loaf with beaten egg, sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds and bake for 45-50 minutes (15-20 minutes for small loaves) until golden brown.
  19. Let the bread rest for 5-10 minutes, then remove it from the pot and let it cool on a wire rack.

Nutritional Information

232 4g 0g 42g 3g 3g 9g 0.7g

Equipment and tools

To prepare the Basic Granary Bread Dough you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • mixing bowl
  • Measuring scale
  • Sieve
  • tablespoon
  • teaspoon
  • sheet
  • parchment paper
  • Bread knife
  • Oven

Allergen information

The Basic Granary Bread Dough contains the following allergens:

  • gluten
  • Eggs
  • milk

Please note that this recipe may come into contact with other allergens during preparation. It is important to use clean utensils and work surfaces to minimize cross-contamination.

Storage and leftovers

After baking, you can store the Granary Rolls or Loaf Basic in an airtight container. This ensures freshness is retained for up to 2-3 days. Alternatively, you can freeze the bread to keep it longer.

Here are some tips for storing and handling leftovers:

  1. Allow the bread to cool completely before storing.
  2. Wrap the bread tightly in plastic wrap or place it in a plastic bag to prevent it from drying out.
  3. Label the container with the date to keep track of freshness.
  4. Keep the bread at room temperature for short-term storage or freeze it for longer storage.
  5. When ready to consume it, thaw frozen bread at room temperature or warm it in a preheated oven for a few minutes.

The best way to enjoy Basic Grain Bread is to eat it within a few days of baking.

Health Benefits of Plain Grain Bread Dough

When it comes to baking your own bread, there’s nothing better than the smell of freshly baked granary bread. Simple grain bread dough, whether for rolls or a large loaf, not only offers delicious taste but also comes with a number of health benefits. This article will explore some of the key health benefits associated with the ingredients used in this recipe.

Strong white flour

The use of strong white flour in grain bread dough provides a significant amount of carbohydrates, which are the body’s main source of energy. It also contains some important vitamins and minerals such as iron, selenium and B vitamins, which help support various body functions including metabolism and energy production.

Malted Granary Bread Flour

The addition of malted grain bread flour gives the dough a wonderfully nutty flavor and delicious texture. This type of flour is made from a combination of whole wheat flour and malt grains. Compared to normal white flour, it offers more fiber, supports digestion and promotes a healthy intestine. In addition, the presence of fiber can help control weight, control blood sugar levels, and reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.

Salt and powdered sugar

While salt and powdered sugar are used in small amounts to improve the taste and texture of bread dough, it is important to note that excessive intake of these ingredients can have negative health effects. It is therefore important to enjoy grain bread in moderation and eat a balanced diet.

Easy to mix yeast

Easy-to-mix yeast, a common ingredient in bread recipes, makes dough rise easier and gives bread its airy texture. Yeast is a rich source of B vitamins, particularly B6, which plays a key role in maintaining brain health, supporting the nervous system and supporting the body’s metabolism.

Warm milk, egg and olive oil

The addition of warm milk, beaten egg, and olive oil contributes to the moisture, tenderness, and richness of the grain bread dough. These ingredients also provide important nutrients such as protein, calcium and healthy fats. Calcium helps strengthen bones and teeth, while protein is crucial for muscle repair and growth. Healthy fats from olive oil have a positive effect on heart health and make you feel full.

Warm water

Finally, all ingredients are mixed with warm water to form a kneadable dough. Adequate hydration is essential for overall health, and consuming warm water can aid digestion, boost metabolism, and improve blood circulation.

By using this basic grain bread dough recipe, you can not only enjoy the pleasure of baking your own fresh bread, but you can also benefit from the various health-promoting properties of its ingredients.

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