This basic sweet dough is very versatile , you can turn this yummy and easy dough into all kinds of bread , from rolls , twist , regular dinner rolls etc . They’re not that hard to make , they just take time with the waiting period . So if you have time , make this dough overnight , then it’ll be ready in the morning to turn into yummy breakfast bread , or make it early in the morning , and you can turn this to be sweet dinner rolls , whatever suits you .
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of water
2 1/4 tsp. of active dry yeast
4 tbsp. of unsalted melted butter , cooled
1 large egg yolk
pinch of salt
1/3 cup of sugar
2 3/4 cup of all purpose flour or bread flour
1. Mix the milk and water heat up to luke warm temperature , sprinkle the yeast and pinch of sugar . Let it proof for 5 minutes until foamu .
2. Mix the butter with egg yolk and pour the mixture into yeast milk mixture .
3. Make a well in the center of mixture of flour and sugar , then pour the yeast butter mixture . Stir with wooden spoon then change to your hand once it gets heavy .
4. Keep kneading until mixture blends and cleans the side of the bowl . Then remove and start kneading on the lightly f loured surface for 6 minutes until elastic . Then let it rise for an hour . Then deflate and reshape into a ball again and cover with plastic wrap and let it sit overnight in the fridge or at least 4 hours before turning it into the bread of your choice .
This is the dough after the first proofing in the warm area .
Then i had to deflate the dough , don’t punch it down . Just take it out and start kneading few more times to let the air out . Then i had to cover it with buttered plastic wrap , and let it proof overnight in the fridge .
Now this is how the dough looks like the next day
After the 2nd proof , you can start handling the dough and shape it to whatever you need to make .
Here are some examples what you can turn this dough into ..
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