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Rapid Mix Sweet Dough Recipe
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Rapid Mix Sweet Dough

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"A basic sweet dough that can be used for bread, cinnamon rolls, crescent rolls, etc. I've had it ever since my home economics class in high school. It's a very simple and easy recipe that anyone can make."

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Original recipe makes 2 pounds of sweet dough Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt; stir well. Cut in margarine with a fork until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Add warm water to flour mixture. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and 1 more cup of flour; beat until thick. Stir in the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough comes together. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Cover dough with a damp towel and let rest for 20 minutes.
  2. Punch down dough and form into desired shape. Cover and refrigerate dough for up to 48 hours. Let dough come to room temperature before baking in a 375 degree oven.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 24, 2003

when i checked for my recipe, i noticed that it had been changed a little. I takes a total of 5-6 cups flour. It has to be refrigerated at least 2 hours before baking. (Instead of refrigerating you can put dough or the prepared item in the freezer for future use. You just let it thaw before baking).You bake the rolls or bread for 30-35 min. I hope everyone likes this recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 28, 2012

I must have done something wrong. . .I read all the 5 star reviews before doing this recipe. I just bought the yeast today, so I know it was good. The dough raised during the 20 minutes, but when it was punched down and put in the pans, it didn't raise at all. I made cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls and coffee cake. The half hour baking time was too long--The rolls were too dark and very hard. I will try it again. Live and learn!

Apr 12, 2003

I halved this recipe and ended up with a decent sized loaf. I just baked it without refrigerating for two hours and it still turned out great. This is one of my favorite bread recipes.

Dec 11, 2005

Thank you so much! This is wonderful! We are a gluten free family, and this recipe was a lifesaver! I was able to use this recipe frozen for make Marcia's Famouns Sticky Buns (on this site) and my family LOVED them! We have a holiday tradition of sticky buns on Christmas morning which went away with the gluten intolerance diagnosis, but this recipe saved the day! By substituting Kinnikwik mix for the flour and making just a few changes, I had the whole crew raving. My daughter even asked for these for her birthday! I added one extra egg, 2T xanthan gum, and 4 envelopes knox unflavored gelatin. I rolled the dough into balls and froze them first on cookie sheets, then put them in freezer bags. Now I can pull out as many as I need. I may try a less sweet version for dinner rolls, the texture was that great! That's a real compliment with gluten free baked goods! Thank you!

Jul 30, 2008

I cannot say ENOUGH good things about this recipe! It makes WONDERFUL pizza dough and yummy dinner rolls! I mixed all the dry and butter in a pan, put the egg and water in my bread machine, dumped in the dry and let it mix - superb! I don't put mine in the fridge - just use after letting it sit for a few minutes. And, to make dinner rolls, use about 2 oz. of dough, roll, and put in muffin pan. I like to drizzle mine with some EVOO. When they come out, you can eat then, or you can store (I use an old bread bag). When you want to eat them, put butter and garlic salt on them, heat in the oven, and NUMMY NUMMY!!!

Nov 08, 2006

I used this recipe to make fry bread because I like the sweeter dough...it tasted fabulous!!! My friends couldn't get enough of it! I altered the recipe slightly so I could use my bread machine to make the dough. I added the first four ingredients (flour, yeast, sugar, salt) into the bread machine. Then I melted added the warm water and let that sit for just a minute while I melted the butter. Then I added the melted butter. Whisk the eggs and add to mixture. Then top with remaining flour. My bread machine did a pretty good job of mixing in everything, but I found I needed to add a little more flour when I went to roll it out. I am definitely keeping this recipe on file and will have to try it with other recipes.

Oct 13, 2004

This recipe is GREAT! My husband loved it. I devided the dough into small rolls and let rise. I did not refridgerate at all. I just punched down the dough and let rise again and then baked them for 12 minutes. I will use this recipe again.

Sep 28, 2007

My family flipped over this recipe! I used half to make a yummy loaf of white bread, and used the other half to make small cinnamon rolls by rolling out, smearing with margarine or butter, and sprinkling generously with cinnamon and sugar. The flavor of both was excellent!! Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 203 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 271 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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