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A basic sweet yeast dough that can be used for just about any sweet bread your carb-loving heart desires. Its especially great for sweet rolls, dinner rolls, monkey bread and even homemade donuts.
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Basic Sweet Yeast Dough Recipe

My favorite go-to sweet roll dough for just about any kind of sweet roll or bread. This is a basic sweet yeast dough that can be used for just about any sweet bread. Its especially great for sweet rolls, dinner rolls, monkey bread and even homemade donuts.
Prep Time50 mins
Additional Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 batch
Calories: 139kcal

Ingredients

For the Dough

  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1 cup very warm milk 115 F, I use whole milk.
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter well softened almost melting.
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 4 cups all purpose flour

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, stir together the yeast and milk until dissolved. Beat in the sugar, butter, salt and eggs until well combined. Add the flour, one cup at a time, stirring until incorporated. The dough should be shaggy and still sticky.
  • Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead 5-6 minutes until smooth and elastic. Or if you use a mixer knead 4-5 minutes. Freeze or refrigerate at this point if desired.
  • If baking now, continue by placing the kneaded dough into a greased bowl. Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size. The length of time needed to rise will depend on how warm the room is. Ideal rising temperature is 72 F.
  • When the dough has risen, punch dough down with a floured hand and shape and bake as desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/24 | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g