I've tried various ones, but can't seem to settle on a favorite. (I've yet to try lard, though). Also, what percentage do you use? (I've settle around 2 - 4%
So far, butter is what I use most. Other than that, I've sometimes used EVOO, sometimes walnut and occasionally grapeseed oil. I also haven't tried lard, though I have some in the cupboard. It really isn't an option for me in bread since I have a vegetarian housemate and when I make bread it's for the whole household.
How much I use is very dependent on the bread I'm making. I think 2.5% is probably about normal for a sandwich type loaf for me, which is what I make most often.
That's what I usually have on hand so that's what I use. Don't like canola oil, and my sister-in-law is allergic to corn so I don't use that. I only use butter if I'm making a very rich bread, like brioche. Or croissants, of course.
in my favorite recipes. I oil my bowl with sunflower or olive oil. Mini O
If the recipe calls for oil. I make all my breads without dairy or lard.
SYLVIAH My favorite oil is extra virgin olive oil...I use it whenever I can.
I use a spray of canola or olive oil for the bowl or kneading board. My favorite breads are simple: flour, starter, water, and salt. Sometimes seeds.
Well since you asked. :) No kind. Like Lindy I prefer my bread *without* any shortening in it. So no oil, butter, margerine or shortening. In fact now that I bake with the sourdough starter, and without commersial yeast, I even stopped adding sugar to my dough. :)
I'm another one who prefers a "clean" formula, with no oil or fat. Just flour/grains, water, salt, and starter. No oil on the bowl either, or coating the dough for rising.
Now, that's not to say, that I don't like a good brioche, or other decadent enriched treats with some serious fat in them ;)
But in bread itself, no oil.
Although I have to make an exception for Dan Leader's recipe for Semolina Sandwich Loaf... nice with all that olive oil. Then there's a good focacce or white pizza, but the oil's just on top, not in the dough.