Basic Sweet Dough Recipe

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Basic Sweet Dough
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  1. Scald milk in a medium saucepan. Add cold water to scalded milk. Remove 1/4 cup liquid; mix yeast into liquid when cooled to lukewarm. To liquid in saucepan, add salt, sugar, shortening, and eggs. Add dissolved yeast to saucepan. Mix well.
  2. Sift and measure the flour into a large bowl. Make a well in the flour, and pour the liquids into the well. Stir with a large wooden spoon until liquid disappears.
  3. With one hand, mix dough in bowl using swinging rotary motion. Gradually form dough into smooth ball, then knead in bowl for 2 minutes. Brush top with melted shortening. Cover, and allow dough to rise at room temperature for 2 hours. Do not set bowl on radiator or in hot place. Keep away from draughts. Allow dough to rise until doubled in bulk.
  4. Punch down dough. Use dough for any sweet bread recipe.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 333.09 Kcal (1395 kJ)
Calories from fat 213.01 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.67g 36%
Cholesterol 92.42mg 31%
Sodium 1275.78mg 53%
Potassium 142.18mg 3%
Total Carbs 25.51g 9%
Sugars 22.3g 89%
Dietary Fiber 0.28g 1%
Protein 5.55g 11%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 0%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 105.2mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 159.61 Kcal (668 kJ)
Calories from fat 102.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.34g 36%
Cholesterol 44.29mg 31%
Sodium 611.33mg 53%
Potassium 68.13mg 3%
Total Carbs 12.22g 9%
Sugars 10.69g 89%
Dietary Fiber 0.14g 1%
Protein 2.66g 11%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 0.2mg 2%
Calcium 50.4mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.6
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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