I won’t take up your time today with my rambling. It will be short and sweet. I promise.
I guess for starts I want to say Happy Friday!
and second…If your looking for a great basic sweet yeast dough recipe, well, here it is.
This is my mother-in-laws recipe, and she is one amazing cook, especially when it comes to “bulachki” or buns and rolls and sweet baked goodness. I’ve never tried any bulachki better then hers. The dough is not too sticky, but not too dry, just perfect to work with. The buns come out soft, airy, just the right amount of sweetness, and oh my I am drooling here.
So, read on for the tutorial and recipe:
- 1.5 cups warm whole milk
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
- 4 Tbsp (1/4 cup) sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened (if done in a bread machine) or melted (if done in a mixer)
- 4 cup flour plus a little less then 1/4 cup
- 1/2 tsp salt
My MIL puts everything in the bread machine, sets it on dough, and lets it do the work. My bread machine however is on the smaller side so it doesn’t mix very well with this amount of dough. But if you have a decent sized bread machine, then spare yourself the trouble and use it. Otherwise, heres how to do it in the mixer:
Add the milk into a small saucepan and warm it until its just warm, (about a minute or two) Add the sugar into the warm milk and yeast.
(note: I lost my 1 tsp so I used 4 half tsp. Just in case you were wondering why I’m using a 1/2 tsp) :pMix a bit and let it sit for about 10 minutes. It will bubble and rise.Add eggs, softened/melted butter and the milk mixture into the bowl of your electric mixer. Mix until slightly combined with a whisk.Add the flour and salt and mix on medium speed with a dough hook attachment for about 10 minutes. You might need to stop after 5 minutes and scrape down the sides.The dough should be slightly sticky, but not runny and should not stick to the sides when lifting it.Set in a warm place covered for about an hour to 1 1/2 hours or until it doubles in size.and it’s ready for cinnamon rolls, sweet rolls, vatrushki, dinner rolls, etc…
Priyatnogo appetite! and have a wonderful weekend!