Sweet Dough for Rolls

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Recipe by dontfencemein

Came across this recipe in one of my Grandmothers old recipe books. It makes one of the softest, yet not sticky doughs I have ever worked with. This is THE ONLY dough I will use for my cinnamon rolls, and fruit rolls.

Top Review by scout729

This was a lovely dough but as mentioned by some other reviewers, I had to add two more cups of flour. I think that much extra flour calls for the addition of a bit more sugar as well as a bit more salt. I ended up with 21 nice sized rolls and my husband and mother both loved them.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (4 1/2 teaspoon) packages yeast
  • 1 12 cups warm water
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1 cup soft margarine or 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 12 cups flour (approx.)


  1. Soften yeast in water in large bowl.
  2. Add milk, margerine, eggs and sugar.
  3. Stir in 1/2 of flour.
  4. Add salt to second half of flour and stir well.
  5. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead till smooth, using flour as needed, but sparingly as dough needs to stay soft.
  6. Let rise till double in a warm place (I often put my bowl in a sink of hot water if Im in a hurry).
  7. shape as desired, or makes 18 cinnamon rolls.
  8. Bake 350 till golden or desired brown-ness.

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