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Basic Sweet Dough

Basic Sweet Dough

Use this basic sweet dough recipe for everything from Hot Cross Buns to Pretzels.

Basic Sweet Dough

1¼ cups lukewarm milk
⅓ cup caster sugar
4 tsp (2 x 7g sachet) dried yeast
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups bread flour
1 tsp salt
100g butter, chilled, chopped

Combine milk, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place 10 minutes. Stir in eggs.

Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Rub in butter. Add milk mixture. Stir until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out; knead for 10 minutes or until elastic. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl.

Cover and set aside in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size. Knock back dough; knead until smooth.


Find some of our favourite Basic Sweet Dough recipe’s below:

Greek Easter Plait with Honey & Sesame

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Russian Kulich with Orange & Cardamon

Salted Caramel Pretzel Buns

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