Sweet Dough

"Fill with Canned (solo cake filling)Poppyseed , Nut, or make Cinnamon rolls. cook time is rising time."
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins
1 loaf


  • 12 cup milk
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 14 cup shortening (better yet 1/4 cup unsalted butter)
  • 12 ounce dry yeast, 2 packages (1 envelope or packet of Active Dry Yeast, Instant Yeast, Rapid Rise Yeast, Fast Rising Yeast or Brea)
  • 12 cup very warm water
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour


  • Scald milk and stir in sugar, salt and shortening.
  • Cool to lukewarm.
  • Dissolve yeast in very warm water.
  • Stir until dissolved, then stir into the lukewarm milk mixture.
  • Add beaten eggs and 3 cups flour.
  • Beat until smooth and stir in an additional 2 cups flour.
  • Turn dough out onto lightly floured board and knead until smooth and elastic.
  • Place in a greased bowl and brush top with soft shortening.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from draft, until double in bulk (about 1 hour).
  • Punch down and turn out onto lightly floured board.
  • Use as desired to make any of the following sweet breads.

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  1. Great bread dough. Simple, easy to work with, not dry, not sticky. A+
  2. I followed the directions exactly, except it only took 4 to 4-1/4 cups flour to make a stiff dough. I made dough into rolls which rose well and baked up light and tasty - slightly sweet. This would make good loaf bread, cinnamon rolls or filled pastry. Thanks for a winning recipe, Rita!
  3. this dough is way too dry! 5 cups of flour, 1 cup of liquid and 2 eggs, maybe a 25% hydration. Bad recipe.
  4. This worked out beautifully for cinnamon rolls. The dough was very easy to handle, although i only needed 4 1/2 cups of flour to make it workable. My cinnamon rolls are a hit!
  5. This was a great roll dough for a day off. Wonderful texture and taste to the bread. I look forward to making different things with this dough; I made cinnamon rolls and they were very good.



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