Basic Sweet Dough Recipe
Learn how to make this basic sweet yeast dough recipe. This dough can be used to make cinnamon rolls, raised doughnuts, soft dinner rolls, sticky buns, and much more!
Today we are going to talk about a master recipe for sweet yeast dough. A recipe that can be used for all kinds of applications. Cinnamon rolls, raised doughnuts, dinner rolls, monkey bread, pull apart bread. The options are endless.
I like having good master recipes in my repertoire because this is how you can become creative as a baker. When you have a base that is solid you can add all kinds of variations. This is what I want people to understand about baking. Creativity is absolutely welcome!
A basic sweet yeast dough is a rich dough. Meaning that the dough has higher amounts of fat, sugar, and usually eggs compared to lean doughs. The reason this is important to know is that rich doughs create softer breads with a more tender crumb.
Fat acts to shorten gluten strands when mixed with flour and this creates and more tender bread. Ever wonder why how shortening got it’s name? Rich doughs are much easier to make in our home kitchens because lean doughs often need steam to form their crust and that is more difficult to create without a commercial oven.
Don’t worry, I will have some posts coming up soon to use this basic sweet yeast dough recipe with! Those cinnamon rolls up there are a tease, but will be posted just in time for your weekend! I’m thinking about some real belgian waffles with this too. So many possibilities!
RECIPE HERE=> http://bakerbettie.com/basic-sweet-yeast-dough-recipe/