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Sweet Dough

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

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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


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

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