In Response to Re: Easter April 24th 2011:
Hi again, this is my favorite yeast dough for sweet rolls. It is done in the food processor, and doesn't make a huge batch. That is great when one has a smaller family. NORENE'S YUMMY YEAST DOUGH 1 tsp. sugar 1/4 c Warm water 1 pkg yeast ( I use the rapid rise) 1/3 c lukewarm milk or water 3 c flour 1/3 c sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 c butter (1 stick cut in chunks) 2 eggs Dissolve sugar in 1/4 cup water. Sprinkle yeast over and let stand for 8-10 min. Stir to dissolve. Meanwhile heat milk until steaming, but not boiling. Cool to lukewarm. (Steel Knife) Place flour, sugar and salt in processor bowl. Pulse to mix. Add butter and process for 20 seconds until no large pieces of butter remain. Add dissolved yeast mixture and process for another 5 seconds. Beat eggs slightly and add to milk. Add to dough through feed tube while machine is running. If machine begins to slow down add a little more flour( up to 1/4 cup). Once dough has formed a mass or ball around the blades, process about 30-40 seconds longer. Empty bowl onto lightly floured board. Knead dough by hand for 1-2 minutes until smooth and elastic. Small bubbles will begin to form under the surface of the dough, and it will not cling to your hands or the board. Try to work with as little flour as possible in order to prevent dough from becoming too dry once baked. Place dough into a large bowl which has been greased with about 2 tsp of salad oil, butter or margarine. Turn dough over so that all surfaces are lightly greased. Cover with tin foil, or plastic wrap and let rise until double in bulk. Punch down and let rise again if desired or form into rolls and then let rise. Dough may be used to make Cinnamon buns, Crescents, Sticky buns , Hot cross buns etc.
Posted by Barbara B
Thanks Barbara I can't wait till Easter to try this! I will have to give it a whirl real soon!