Thursday, January 21, 2010

Easy-Mix Yeast Bread

I use this recipe for many things. My favorite is for cinnamon rolls, bread, rolls, & pizza crusts.

3 3/4 c. flour
2 1/2 t. yeast
1 1/4 c. milk
1/4 c. butter
2 to 4 T. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 egg

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2cupsflour, yeast, and if desired herbs. In a medium saucepan heat and stir milk, butte, sugar, and salt until warm and butter almost melts. Add to flour mixture. Add egg. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl. Beat on high for 3 minutes. Stir in remaining flour. ** I do this all in my kitchenaid mixer. **

This can be stored in the fridge or 3 days or frozen for 3 months. To use let doughstand at room temp for 2 1/2 hours or until thawed.

Cinnamon Rolls:

Roll out dough into a 6 inch squarer. Spread butter over dough. Sprinkle with a mixture of sugar, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Roll up dough jelly roll style.Pinch seams. Cut into slices. Lay in a greased pan and let rise until doubled. Bake for 20 minutes in a 375 oven. Ice rolls with powdered sugar frosting, or cream cheese frosting.

Bread: 375 20-25 minutes
Rolls: 375 10-12 minutes
Pizza crust: 375 for 10 min. add ingredients, bake 15-20 additional minutes.

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