This recipe is so fast and easy; you can make it with all of your little children helping you and still be finished in less than an hour!
3 C. Warm Water (In a large Bowl)
3 T. Yeast (Sprinkle Directly on top on Water)
¼ to ½ C. Sugar (Sprinkle on top of yeast)
¾ T. Salt… (Sprinkle on top of Sugar)
½ C Powdered Milk (This is optional, Sprinkle on top of Salt)
1 Egg (This is optional too, just plop into water)
¼ to ½ C Oil (Just pour into water)
About 7 cups flour (Just enough to make it mushy/firm, But not too firm) (White or Whole Wheat, Or half and half)
You can start kneading the dough immediately. (About 10 minutes by hand, or 7 minutes in a bread mixer.
Let dough rest for about 10 to 15 minutes. You don’t need to let it rise, but you can if you want to.
Shape dough into the desired rolls or loafs.
Let it rise for about 10 to 20 minutes.
Cook at 350-375* Depending on how hot your specific oven gets.
Rolls bake 15- 20 minutes
Roll dough into about 32 small balls and place on greased
Cookie sheet about one inch apart and let rise.
Swedish Cinnamon Rolls bake 20 minutes
Roll dough into a large rectangle about ½ inch thick.
Spread with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar (white or brown). Roll up and slice into 1 ½ inch slices and place on greased cookie sheet.
Braided Loaves…bake 20-30 minutes
Separate dough into thirds. Roll each third into a long tube. Braid tubes together, and place on cookie sheet. Make one long loaf or two smaller ones.
French Loaves…bake 20-30 min. depending on size
Divide dough into half. Shape each half into a long thin loaf and place on cookie sheets. Make 3 or 4 diagonal slits in top with a knife.
Round Shepherd Loaves..bake 20-30 minutes
Divide dough into thirds. Shape each third into flattish balls. Cut an X into the top with a knife and place on cookie sheets.
Focacia Bread..bake 15-20 minutes
Divide dough in half. Roll each half into large rectangles right in the cookie sheet, and spread with olive oil. Sprinkle on Italian seasonings (fresh or dried) and sprinkle with salt.
Raisin Cinnamon Bread..bake 30-40 minutes
Add ½ tablespoon of cinnamon, 1 cup of raisins and a little more sugar when making the dough. Mix and shape as usual. Makes great toast or French toast.
Pizza...bake 20-25 minutes at 400.
Divide dough in half or thirds, and roll out onto cookie sheets in large circles. Spread with pizza sauce and your favorite toppings.
Crescent Rolls or Orange Rolls..15-20 minutes
Divide dough into four balls. Roll each ball into circle about 1/3 inch thick. Use a pizza cutter to slice dough into eight pieces like you would a pizza. (If you are making orange rolls, spread each circle with orange mixture before you slice them.) Start with the wide end of each slice and roll up. Place on greased cookie sheet to raise.
Orange Roll Mixture 3/4 cup sugar, 1 orange rind grated, 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate, ½ cube butter melted.
Fry bread tortillas…Fry without oil for 1 ½ minutes each side (Roll dough into 2 inch balls and then roll out into tortilla shapes)
Swedish Cardamon Rolls..bake20 min. use the same directions as for regular rolls, but add 2 teaspoons crushed, (but not powdered), cardamom seasoning to the bread dough.
You can use this recipe for anything you need bread dough for! It is wonderful! And so easy!