Versatile Yeast Dough
Easy, forgiving yeast dough recipe. Use it for Sausage Rolls, Pepperoni Roll-Ups, Pepperoni Mozzarella Rolls, Kolaches, even Pizza Crust. Can be made a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Additional Time4 hrs
Total Time5 hrs
Servings: 20 Pieces
- 1/2 cup butter melted and cooled, salt or unsalted is fine
- 2 cups whole milk heated to 110 to 115 Degrees F
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup water 110 to 115 Degrees F
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 7 1/4 to 7 1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon oil for coating proofing bowl
Melt butter in a microwave until just melted, set aside and allow to cool.
Heat milk now so it has time to cool if it has been overheated.
Mix water with yeast in a small bowl.
Add a couple of pinches of sugar from the ¼ cup sugar to the yeast and water mixture.
Mix well and set aside to allow to bloom for 10 to 15 minutes.
After the yeast has bloomed, add remaining sugar, eggs, milk, salt, and melted butter to a mixing bowl and mix well. Dough hook or paddle can be used.
Add 2 cups of flour, mixing well.
Add kosher salt, mix well.
Add an additional 5 cups of flour, 1 cup at a time.
The dough should be well-formed, while slightly sticking to the bowl in one or two spots.
Add additional flour as needed to achieve slight sticking. The amount needed will depend on the weather and indoor humidity.
Oil a large bowl.
Remove dough from mixing bowl and place into an oiled bowl.
Turn dough in the bowl to cover all exposed dough with oil.
Cover bowl with kitchen towel. Alternatively, plastic wrap can be loosely placed over the bowl.
Set dough aside in a warm place for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, deflate the dough and recover.
Allow dough to sit in warm place for an additional 2 hours or place in refrigerator for up to 18 hours.
It is now ready to be used in other recipes as directed.
Cook time listed is only for minimum rising time.
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Serving: 1Piece | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 5.9g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 282mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 4.2g