Basic Sweet Dough

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + resting


1 recipe

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
This sweet dough 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


  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 181 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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