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Basic Sweet Dough Recipe

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This recipe for Basic Sweet Dough, by , is from Grandma Mai's Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Hannah Mai
Added: Thursday, September 10, 2009


6-7 cups flour
cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 packages active dry yeast
1 cup water
1 cup milk
cup margarine or butter
1 egg

1. In a large bowl combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast.
2. Blend well.
3. In a small saucepan, heat water, milk and margarine until very warm (120-130 degrees)
4. Add warm liquid and egg to flour mixture.
5. Blend at low speed until moistened.
6. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed.
7. By hand, stir in an additional 3 cups flour until dough pulls cleanly away from sides of bowl.
8. On floured surface, knead in 1-2 cups flour until dough is smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes.
9. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover loosely with plastic wrap and cloth towel.
10. Let rise in a warm place (80-85 degrees) until light and doubled in size ( about 45-60 minutes.)
11. Punch down dough to remove all air bubbles.
12. Divide dough in half, shape each half to variation desired.

This is enough dough to make both German Coffee Cakes.




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