Basic Roll Dough

In the hugest bowl you own. Hopefully the Tupperware biggest mixing bowl, because it has a lid. Add ingredients to bowl of stand mixer. I prefer kitchenaid.

Scald milk. Set aside to cool. In electric stand mixer bowl combine yeast and 2 cups of flour. Add sugar, salt, milk and oil. Stir on low to slightly incorporate. Slowly add milk, continue to mix until all is well combined. Mix for 2 minutes on low. Change to dough hook. Slowly add flour 1 cup at a time thoroughly mixing each addition. Scrapping sides occasionally.
Continue up to 4 1/2 cups total flour. Dough should pull away from sides and form a soft dough. If still sticky add last 1/2 cup. Allow to knead for several minutes.

Turn dough out onto floured surface. Knead in additional flour. Press with the heel of your hand, turn a quarter turn repeat process until a nice soft ball is forms.

Grease the bowl with Crisco or butter. Place the dough back in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a lid. Let rise until double about (an hour). Turn out onto well floured counter top. I like to spray the counter with nonstick cooking spray then dust it with flour. This helps the flour to stay and keeps the counter coated.

Knead dough a few times to incorporate any needed flour and to remove bubbles. Avoid over flouring as this will result in a stiff/tough end product. Divide dough into equal portions depending on what you are making. Roll out if needed for cinnamon rolls, parker house rolls or croissants. Form other rolls as needed.

Can be used to make scones, bread sticks and bread bowls.

For Bread bowls divide into 8-10 portions. Form balls by pinching dough into it self several times. Baste with oil before baking.

Ingredients
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2-1/4 teaspoons)
  • 5 cups bread flour
  • 1⁄3 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Scald milk. Set aside to cool.
  2. In electric stand mixer bowl combine yeast and 2 cups of flour.
  3. Add sugar, salt, milk and oil.
  4. Stir on low to slightly incorporate.
  5. Slowly add milk, continue to mix until all is well combined. Mix for 2 minutes on low.
  6. Change to dough hook.
  7. Slowly add flour 1 cup at a time thoroughly mixing each addition. Scrapping sides occasionally.
  8. Continue up to 4½ cups total flour.
  9. Dough should pull away from sides and form a soft dough. If still sticky add last ½ cup.
  10. Allow to knead for several minutes.
  11. Dump out onto floured counter. Knead several times adding flour as needed until dough forms a soft smooth ball.
  12. Spray an extra large bowl with nonstick spray place dough in bowl, cover with plastic wrap or lid.
  13. Place in a warm area. Let rise until double in size about an hour.
  14. Turn out onto floured surface. Knead to remove bubbles form as desired.
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