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My universal Sweet Yeast Dough recipe, that's from Russia and Eastern Europe. We call it sdobnoye testo (сдобное). Soft and sweet dough pastry that's perfect for cinnamon rolls, piroshki, kolaches, vatrushka buns and more.
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Sweet Yeast Dough Pastry recipe

My universal Sweet Yeast Dough recipe, that's from Russia and Eastern Europe. We call it sdobnoye testo (сдобное). Soft and sweet dough pastry that's perfect for cinnamon rolls, piroshki, kolaches, vatrushka buns and more.
Course Baking
Cuisine Continental, Eastern European, Russian
Keyword sweet yeast dough
Prep Time 25 minutes
Proofing 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Peter's Food Adventures

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅓ cups lukewarm warm milk
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour plus more for kneading
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons oil or melted butter

Instructions

  • Pour yeast, ½ of the lukewarm milk in a bowl and 1 tablespoon sugar. Whisk together and mix in ½ cup of flour. Allow to site for 15 minutes in a warm place until it starts to bubble and foam, then the yeast is activated.
  • In a bowl, mix together 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, 5 tablespoons sugar, 5 tablespoons oil. Pour into the yeast mixture and slowly add the remaining flour until it forms a dough ball.  Knead on a floured surface, adding more flour if needed, for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  • Place back into bowl, cover with cling wrap. Place in a warm place until it rises, about 1 ½ hours. Punch down dough, gently knead and you are ready to use.

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