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Basic Sweet Dough

Russ Myers


A good all-round dough to use in making fancy yeast breads.

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1 C Scalded milk
1/4C Butter (or margarine)
1/2C Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1/4C Warm water (105 – 115 F)
2 pkgs Active dry yeast
2 Eggs (lightly beaten)
5 C Sifted flour

How to Make Basic Sweet Dough


  • 1Mix milk, butter, sugar, and salt and cool to lukewarm. Pour warm water into a warm mixing bowl, sprinkle in yeast, and stir to dissolve. Add cooled mixture, eggs, and 3 cups flour and beat well. Mix in remaining flour and knead lightly on a lightly floured board until elastic. Shape into a ball, turn in a greased bowl to grease all over, cover with cloth, and let rise in a warm, draft free place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.Dough is now ready to shape and use as individual recipes may direct. Makes 2/10” rings, or 2 loafs 9x5x3 or 4 dozen rolls.

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About Basic Sweet Dough

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads, Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom