Basic Sweet Dough Recipe

Basic Sweet Dough picture


Main Ingredient


 Active dry yeast/2 cakes compressed yeast2 Packet
 Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Milk3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), scalded
 Shortening1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt2 Teaspoon
 All purpose flour4 3⁄4 Cup (76 tbs) (sifted)
 Lemon peel1 Teaspoon, grated
 Eggs2 , beaten

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3249 Calories from Fat 641

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 73 g111.6%

Saturated Fat 20 g99.9%

Trans Fat 6.7 g

Cholesterol 439.9 mg

Sodium 4097.8 mg170.7%

Total Carbohydrates 564 g187.8%

Dietary Fiber 16.6 g66.2%

Sugars 111.4 g

Protein 79 g158.9%

Vitamin A 13.2% Vitamin C 10.7%

Calcium 34.4% Iron 164.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Soften active dry yeast in warm water (110°) or compressed yeast in lukewarm, water (85°).
Combine scalded milk, shortening, sugar, and salt.
Cool to lukewarm.
Stir in 2 cups flour and lemon peel; beat till smooth.
Add softened yeast and well-beaten eggs; mix thoroughly.
Add the remaining flour; mix to a soft dough.
Turn out and knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes.
Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface.
Cover and let rise in a warm place till double.
Punch down.
Shape as desired.