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Best Basic Sweet Bread

Best Basic Sweet Bread

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This easy, basic, yeast, sweet-bread recipe uses only eight ingredients and can be made into dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls or sticky buns.

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  • Calories:
  • 263 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.7g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 155 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk, sugar and butter. Heat until slightly warm to the touch then remove from heat and stir in the yeast. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Mix in the eggs, oil and the yeast mixture. Mix until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and continue to knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Grease a large bowl with 1 tablespoon of oil. Place the dough into the bowl and turn once to coat. Cover and let stand in a warm place until double in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Use remaining oil to grease a cookie sheet or 9x13 inch pan. For plain rolls, punch down dough and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll the pieces into balls and place them into the greased pan side by side. Let dough rise for 20 to 25 minutes, or until almost double. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until rolls are golden brown.
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PRAIRIEMARE
92
2/27/2004

Great easy recipe. I've used it to make cinnamon pull-apart bread several times. If you are new to using yeast and hot liquids, I'd suggest some caution -- it's easy to kill the yeast if you let the milk get too hot on the stove. Use a themometer if you can't "guess" what about 115 degrees feels like. Thanks for the recipe!

Jajam
72
10/19/2008

Yeast hint: If microwave the milk, be aware that the temperature may continue to rise 5 to 10 degrees F after you take it out. Let your milk sit for 5 minutes and after nuking and use a thermometer to make sure it is not over 105 to 110 degrees Farenheit when you add the yeast or you may kill it.

JoAnne
64
4/8/2007

This bread was great! Everyone raved about it. I'll definitely be making this again. For everyone considering making this recipe: be very careful when heating the milk mixture. We had to do it twice as we killed the yeast the first time. In the end we wound up throwing the ingredients in a bowl and putting them in the microwave for 30 seconds rather than heating them on the stove. This worked perfectly and when we added the yeast it foamed just like the recipe says.