Have you ever had a go at making your own homemade dough balls?
We love making them because they’re not only easy to make and delicious to eat, they’re also really versatile. Our homemade dough balls work brilliantly with some melted garlic butter over the top but they’re also a great treat if you serve them with some slightly melted nutella to dip them in. They taste great with meals like lasagne and pasta bakes and even as little mini burger buns with homemade mini burger (or even a chicken nugget or two).
The recipe itself is our basic bread recipe which we use to make our homemade flatbread, homemade pizza dough and anything else bread related. 😉
I don’t have a breadmaker so I make mine by hand but if you have a breadmaker then I’m sure you could use that too….
How to make homemade dough balls
500g strong white bread flour
2stp (7g) dried yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tablespoon softened butter
300ml warm water
- Add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir them together.
- Stir in the softened butter a little and then add most of the water.
- Using your hands, form the mixture into a dough. You may have to have to add more flour or water to get the right consistency.
- Once your ingredients come together into a ball of dough you need to knead it for about 5-10 minutes until the dough is soft and stretchy and no longer sticky.
- Put the dough back into the mixing bowl, cover it with a tea towel and pop it somewhere warm for 45 minutes.
- After 45 minutes your dough should have doubled in size – don’t worry if it hasn’t though as it’s not a big thing when you’re making dough balls.
- To make the dough balls you need to break of small amount of the dough and roll it into a ball. I then fold it over itself a little bit so the top is smooth. Once you have your dough ball made, pop it on a baking tray lined with some greaseproof paper.
- Make as many dough balls as you can out of your dough and then pop them in the over at around 200c for anywhere between 7 and 12 minutes. It depends on the size of your dough balls so I keep a close eye on them after 7 minutes until I can see that they’re done. The dough balls are ready when they sound slightly hollow when you tap their base.
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