panini bread dough

Brioche & Bread Rolls’ dough without a bread machine

Brioche dough without a bread machine is not difficult to make once you activate the yeast. Find here all the step by step instructions
Course Bread
Cuisine French, Italian
Keyword bread dough, bread roll, brioche
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 6595kcal
Author Laura Tobin



  • 1 1/8 cup lukewarm Milk or 230 ml of water + 3 tbsp of dry milk
  • 2 fresh eggs
  • 2/3 cup melted butter 150 gr
  • 4 cup flour 600 gr
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 pkg yeast I prefer Active dry

Bread Rolls

  • 1 cup lukewarm Milk 250 ml
  • 3 tbsp melted butter 40 gr
  • 1 fresh eggs
  • 3 cup flour 450 gr
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar 50 gr
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 pkg yeast I prefer Active dry

English Muffins

  • 1 cup milk 1 cup equal 225 ml
  • 1 tbsp melted butter 20 gr
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cup flour 300 gr
  • 1 pkg yeast I prefer Active dry


  • To activate the yeast mix the Dry Active Yeast with ¼ cup of the water needed for the recipe. The water should be lukewarm. Add ½ tsp of sugar, and let it rest until it becomes foamy.
  • In the meantime, strain the flour along with the sugar and the salt into a bowl, ensuring they are completely mixed. Make a ‘well’ in the centre of the flour mix.
  • Combine all the wet ingredients together: milk, butter, eggs and the frosty yeast. Slowly pour them in the ‘well’ of the flour and mix it with the wet ingredients gradually, using your fingers.
  • Once they are thoroughly mixed, you can either continue mixing the flour with your hands, or put it into an electric mixer with a dough hook. Mix it until the dough becomes a ball that comes away easily from the side of the bowl.
  • Take the dough out of the bowl and knead it on a flat surface. Shape it into a smooth ball and place it into an oiled bowl covered with a wet towel to rest. Let it rise for 2 hours.
  • For cooking instruction follow the recipes: Soft Pizza or Panini


Calories: 6595kcal | Carbohydrates: 978g | Protein: 167g | Fat: 218g | Saturated Fat: 127g | Cholesterol: 1014mg | Sodium: 11337mg | Potassium: 2629mg | Fiber: 36g | Sugar: 116g | Vitamin A: 7150IU | Calcium: 1151mg | Iron: 54.5mg