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
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 1 1/8 cups (280 ml) or 230 ml of water + 3 tbsp of dry milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2/3 cup Melted butter or 5 1/2 oz 150 gr
  • 4 cup Flour 600 gr
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 pkg Bread Yeast or 3 tsp I prefer Active dry

Bread Rolls

  • 1 cup lukewarm Milk 250 ml
  • 3 tbsp Melted butter 40 gr
  • 1 Eggs
  • 3 cup Flour 450 gr
  • 1/4 cup Sugar 50 gr
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 1 pkg Bread Yeast or 3 tsp I prefer Active dry

English Muffins

  • 1 cup milk 1 cup equal 225 ml
  • 1 tbsp Melted butter 20 gr
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 cup Flour 300 gr
  • 1 pkg Bread Yeast or 3 tsp 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