This recipe takes advantage of this time saving ingredient to make pastries. I love adding a chocolate filling and braiding the dough.—Jenny Reece, Lowry, Minnesota
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 egg
- In a bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a saucepan, heat milk, butter and water to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add egg and remaining flour; beat until smooth. Shape into a ball. Do not knead. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Use for Braided Coffee Cake or Coffee Cake Ring. Yield: 1 recipe.
Originally published as Basic Sweet Dough in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p60
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