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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Refrigerator Dough: My New Best Friend

A multipurpose dough that is always good to have in the on hand. It's good for cinnamon buns, sandwich bread, croissants, rolls, and more!!!

Ingredients:
~2 1/2  teaspoons yeast
~1 1/2 cups hot water or milk
~1 cup mashed potato
~2/3 cup sugar
~2/3 cup softened butter
~2 eggs
~1 1/2 teaspoons salt
~6-7 cups flour

So here's what you do:
Dissolve yeast in water in a large bowl. Stir in mashed potatoes, sugar, butter, eggs, salt, and 3 cups of the flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle, about 3 or 4 cups. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place into a large, greased bowl. Flip the dough so that the greased side is up and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, but no longer than 5 days.
  
This dough makes fabulous biscuits. Take 1/3 to 1/2 of the dough, spread it in a 13x9 casserole pan, cut into 15 biscuits (3x5), brush with 1/2 a stick of melted butter and put in a warm (not hot) place to rise until it's doubled, about an hour. Bake at 375 for 20 to 25 minutes.

Butterhorns-  you'll need about 1/4 of the dough. Roll it out into a triangle, Cut in half both ways. Take the quarters and cut them in half diagonally to make triangles. Roll the triangles up and place on a baking sheet in a warm area to rise for about 45 minutes. Beat an egg with 2 tbs. of melted butter, brush onto the dough and bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes.

Let's Chat:

What have you made with this dough??? 

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2 comments:

  1. Can I make biscuits or butterhorns with this dough? I've never made refrigerator dough before. Any tips for a newby? Thanks!

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    1. YES!!!! This dough makes fabulous biscuits. Take 1/3 to 1/2 of the dough, spread it in a 13x9 casserole pan, cut into 15 biscuits (3x5), brush with 1/2 a stick of melted butter and put in a warm (not hot) place to rise until it's doubled, about an hour. Bake at 375 for 20 to 25 minutes. (I will post the recipe when I get a chance.)

      As for the butterhorns you'll need about 1/4 of the dough. Roll it out into a triangle, Cut in half both ways. Take the quarters and cut them in half diagonally to make triangles. Roll the triangles up and place on a baking sheet in a warm area to rise for about 45 minutes. Beat an egg with 2 tbs. of melted butter, brush onto the dough and bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes. (I will also post this recipe.)

      A major tip: If you don't have time to let things rise for very long, add 3-4 teaspoons of baking powder to the dough when you add the flour.

      I hope you enjoy the site!!

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