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Web's Best Recipe Sweet Bread

They're not always for the calorie conscious, but recipe sweet breads have fans in all countries of the world. Almost every region has its own version of this special treat.

Made with dough, often leavened with yeast, these breads include such popular goodies as cinnamon buns, fruit bread, raisin bread, hot cross buns, strudel, kuchen, Amish friendship bread, Portuguese sweet bread and many more.

Sweet breads are often served on holidays and special occasions. Sometimes they're lovingly prepared and served "just because."

Sweet Bread: Basic Sweet Dough Recipe

This basic recipe can be used for almost any sweet bread.

1 cup warm water
2 pkg yeast
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk powder
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
1 tsp salt
5 cup flour
Optional but recommended: Bread Dough Enhancer. Use per manufacturer's instructions.
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
8 tablespoons butter
chopped nuts

Combine the water, yeast, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Let stand for 2 minutes. Add the dry milk, eggs, butter, salt, and 2 1/2 cups of the flour. Mix until smooth, then beat for 2 minutes. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough.

Turn dough onto floured surface and knead for 6-8 minutes. Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.

When risen, follow directions for your sweet dough recipe.


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