Nana's Sweet Dough

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by chixnlegs

This recipe comes from my grandmother and tastes so good. It may take you a couple of hours but it is so worth it.

Top Review by dhoyman

Excellent sweet dough. Please don't be insulted, but I cut the salt by 1/2 teaspoon. Didn't need it for flavor and it still browns beautifully. I also added 1/2 teaspoon cardamom. This adds a subtle flavor. I like this recipe better than my own sweet dough I've been using for 40 years. Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Warm water to 110-115°F degrees. Then add the yeast let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add to a mixing bowl with a dough hook attachment the milk, sugar, salt, eggs, butter, 3 cups of the flour. Mix on speed 2, slowly and the rest of the flour. Keep dough as soft as possible. When dough clings to hook mix on speed 2 for 7-10 minutes.
  3. Place in large greased bowl. Cover with greased wax paper then cover with a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm place (about 85°F) (or in the bread proofing part of your oven) for 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Punch down. Let rise another 30 minutes.
  5. •Rolls:.
  6. Divide into balls. Put in a round glass pan and let rise another 15-20 minutes.
  7. Bake at 400°F degrees for 12-15 or until lightly brown.
  8. •Cinnamin Rolls:.
  9. Divide dough in half and use only half of the dough. Roll out to 9x15-inches. Spread 2 tablespoons melted butter, sprinkle with 1/2 sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon. Roll tightly. Cut into 1-inch slices and place in a greased pan an inch apart (a round glass pan is always nice). Cover and let rise 30 minutes.
  10. Back at 375°F for 25-30 minutes.
  11. •Coffee Cake:.
  12. Use 1/4 of the sweet roll recipe (above).
  13. Pat out to fit into a greased round layer pan. Spread jam or fruit on dough.
  14. Top with:.
  15. 1/2 cups flour.
  16. 1/2 cups sugar.
  17. 3 tbs butter.
  18. 1/2 cup oatmeal (optional).
  19. Mix together until crumbly.
  20. Cover let rise for 30 minutes.
  21. Bake at 400°F for 25-30 minutes.

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