Sweet Bread

This is the basic dough for sweet yeast bread desserts, such as coffee cakes and cinnamon rolls.


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 lb (3 1/4 cups (approximately) ) all purpose flour
  • 1 lb (3 1/4 cups (approximately) ) pastry flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs instant yeast


  1. Scald the milk. Add to mixing bowl with butter and sugar. When butter melts, add water, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  2. Add flour, yeast, and salt. Knead to a dough, about 10 minutes.
  3. Form the dough into a ball. Add a teaspoon of oil to a bowl that is 2 or 3 times the volume of the dough. Place the dough top down in the bowl and move around to distribute the oil. Flip it over so the oiled side is up.
  4. Cover the bowl and let dough ferment at a warm room temperature, around 85 °F. Let rise until doubled in bulk, about 3 hours.
  5. Shape and bake as directed in recipe. Sweet bread should be baked at a lower temperature or for less time than normal breads because of the sugar which will brown more.

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