Created by Gerry on September 12, 2011
Step 1: Be sure to whisk the flour before measuring - I soften the butter in the microwave Measure ingredients carefully, add ingredients in the order listed, ending with the flour and yeast. Choose your cycle.
Step 2: During the first mix check to be sure your dough has the right amount of water and flour - the dough should look smooth and shiny. Flours differ, you may need to add lukewarm water a teaspoon at a time if your dough is dry - sprinklings of flour if too sticky. Never add more than 3 tablespoons of either the water or flour. When cycle complete turn out on a rack to cool.
Step 3: FOR DOUGH use the dough cycle, when complete shape into bread or rolls - braided bread and dinner buns topped with sesame seed are winners at our house. Brush tops with softened butter or margarine and rise 20 to 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Bake in a 350 oven until nicely browned. Brush with softened butter or margarine just before they are done and again when you take them out. The double brushing makes for a very appealing top.