Sweet Roll Dough
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1 pkgactive dry yeast
1/2 cwarm water (105-115f)
1/2 clukewarm milk
1/3 cbutter, or butter flavored shortening
3 1/2-4 call-purpose flour
How to Make Sweet Roll Dough
- Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl. Stir in milk, sugar, shortening, salt, egg and 2 cups of the flour. Beat until smooth.
- Mix in enough of the additional flour to make a soft dough, easy to handle (I use my hands). Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until it is smooth and elastic about 6 minutes. Place upside down in a greased bowl, then, turn the dough right side up again, and cover the bowl with a clean towel, paper towels or clear wrap-don't wrap tightly! Let rise in a warm place, free of drafts, until double in size. About 90 minutes.
- Remove dough when it's ready (Dough is ready if an indentation remains when touched). Punch it down with a closed fist to the bottom of the bowl. Roll out for Cinnamon Rolls, Orange Zest Rolls, divide in portions and shape for whatever rolls you're making!