Sweet Dough

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
YIELD: 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


  • 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.