Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
the prep time does not include rising time in the fridge or the second rise. I have not included a cooking time because that depends on how you want to use the dough. taken from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and the website http://steamykitchen.com/blog/2008/01/12/caramelroll/ they use it to make a caramel cinnamon roll there, but this is the recipe for the dough that they use to make it.
- 1 3⁄4 cups water, lukewarm
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons instant yeast
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons kosher salt (or 1 1/2 tsp table salt)
- 4 large eggs, slightly beaten
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 7 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, water, honey, melted butter, yeast and salt.
- If using active-dry yeast, heat the water and honey to 100F-110F, mix in the yeast and let it proof for 10 minutes, then mix in the rest of the ingredients.
- Stir well with a wooden spoon. Add in the flour. STIR, BABY STIR! Stir until you don't see any more dry bits of flour (about a minute). Cover (not airtight) and stick it in the refrigerator overnight, or up to 4 days. The longer you let it fart around in the refrigerator (literally!), the better tasting the dough will be.
- if you want, you can let it rise for 2 hours on the counter, pinch off the dough that you need to make your rolls. With only a 2-hour rise, the bread isn't very flavorful. Still good, but definitely not as good as if you had let it sit 1-4 days in the refrigerator. If you leave it longer than that, it might start to taste sour.
- Take off bits of dough as needed and prepare them as you would for any other bread recipe. Now is a good time for mix-ins, dried fruits, nuts, etc. and shape them into rolls, loaf, braid, whatever. Let sit and rise for an hour or two or until the bread does not bounce back when you poke it. Bake at the temperature as per any other bread recipe.