Another option is to use your dough hook on your kitchen aid mixer. I have also tried this and its just as easy as a bread maker for the most part...but I learned the hard way that my house isn't warm enough to rise the dough! So I had to open my oven door to get the dough to rise. So needless to say, 9 times out of 10 I use the bread maker.
But for those of you who don't have a bread maker and still want fresh homemade bread with simple ingredients either using the stand mixer or the mixers God gave us all, you can rise dough using your oven.
- Oven Rising: turn oven on for a minute or two. Then shut it off. Place dough inside until dough is doubled. If you can't comfortably place your hand on the oven door, the oven is too hot and you will need to cool it.
- Cool Rise: Place dough in the fridge for 8-12 hours(or overnight). Do this after the first rise and dough has been shaped. Then cook as usual.
- This information has been provided by : Bread Machine Recipes she has many other various recipes. She uses her bread machine to make the dough and goes on to tell you how to shape/cook it after that, so this can be easily done by hand or with the stand mixer.