Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Basic Sweet Dough

Elaine's Basic Sweet Dough  


Scald 2/3 c. milk

Add & stir in
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tea. salt
6 TBS shortening
1 tea. vanilla   
Cool to lukewarm.

Measure into a separate bowl
2/3c. lukewarm water
2 TBS sugar  
Sprinkle or crumble in 2 pkg of yeast

Let stand until dissolved (5-10 minutes)

Add lukewarm milk mixture.

Add and stir in
3 eggs, beaten
3 C. all purpose flour
Beat until smooth.

Add an additional
3 C. all purpose flour
Turn dough onto lightly floured board.

Knead.

Place in greased bowl & brush top lightly with melted shortening.

Cover with clean towel.

Let rise in warm place until doubled (1 1/2 hour)

Form into one more shapes. (Tea rings, cinnamon rolls, etc)