Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Basic Coffeecake Dough


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 TB sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup hot milk
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • grated orange peel
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4-5 cups flour


  • Place the butter, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour the hot milk over it and let it cool to lukewarm.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the yeast, sugar, cinnamon and warm water in a certamic bowl and place in a warm place until it bubbles vigorously:

  • Add eggs and egg yolks to the milk mixture and beat well.
  • Grate the orange directly into the bowl so no aromatic oils are lost.
  • Add 1 cup flour, mixing well; add the yeast.
  • Continue adding flour until you have a smooth, medium soft dough that is shiny and elastic.
  • Knead until it cleans the sides of the bowl.
  • Cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise, abut an hour and a half.
  • This amount makes 2 9x5 loaves.
  • Use any filling and then let rise again until double, about half an hour.

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