No-Fail Bread Dough recipe
Recipe type: bread
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Serves: 24
This dough is perfect for rolls, loaves, and bunny bread bowls! (use a double batch to make the bunny bread bowl)
  • 3½ - 4 cups bread flour
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup hot water
  • ⅓ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 pkg quick rising dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg
  • 1Tbs water
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, water, salt, sugar, yeast and eggs until frothy and well combined.
  2. Stir in flour, one cup at a time, until a kneadable dough forms.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough 6 - 8 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place dough into a greased bowl and let rise about an hour, until double in size.
  5. Punch down dough, shape, place on greased pan, cover and let rise again.
  6. Beat together the egg and 1 tbs of water and brush over risen dough if you would like a shiny crust.
  7. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven. (12 minutes for small rolls, 25 minutes for larger pan rolls and 30 minutes for big bunny bread)

You can substitute canola or vegetable oil for the olive oil and all-purpose flour for the bread flour if you wish.

If you're in a hurry, you can eliminate the first rise, or cut it down to 20 minutes.

Recipe by A Hen's Nest - NW PA Single Woman Mom Blog at