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Basic Sweet Roll Dough Recipe

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Add 3 pkgs. of active dry yeast to 3/4 cup warm water into bowl. Do not use fast rising yeast.

1 cup or 2 sticks oleo
1 cup sugar 2 tsp salt.
2 cups scalded pet milk

Mix above 3 ingredients + let slightly cool. Than add 4 beaten eggs+ the yeast mixture. Than stir in about 5 cups all purpose flour + mix well.
Than add 2 + 1/2 cups more flour. Mix until easy to handle with hands.
Turn on floured board or surface and knead well.
Place into a large greased bowl. Let rise until double in bulk. Punch down and let rise again.
Than punch down + divide dough for desired rolls or bread.

This is for electric heat.
Dinner rolls: bake @ 400 degrees 12-15 minutes
Bake Cinnamon + pecan rolls @ 375 F about 25-30 minutes
Bake breads @425 25-30 minutes
Hungarian coffeecake @ 375 F 30-35 minutes
Hamburg buns @ 375 F 15-20 minutes
Apple kuechen @ 375 for 25 minutes Cover with tin foil for 1st 10 minutes

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Using basic yeast recipe, you can get 4-5 5 stollens. Take a piece of dough and roll it into a rectangle; spread candied fruit and coarsely chopped walnuts on top of dough. Roll into a cresent shape and put onto greased cookie sheet. Bake @ 375 F. about 325-30 minutes.
Frost and decorate with frosting with candied cherries and pecans.

You may use white or dark raisins with candied fruit + nuts.




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