Perfect Sweet Yeast Dough


This dough recipe is something I am so excited to share with you all.  It can be used for so many recipes and fillings. Here is a link for two recipes that use this dough for Sweet Bulochki and Poppy Seed Pastries.


½ stick unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
3½ cups + 1 tablespoon Canadian flour (or all-purpose flour)
½ cup + 1 teaspoon sugar
1¼ cup whole milk, lukewarm
2 eggs
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
1. Melt butter and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk yeast, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 teaspoon sugar. Whisk in ½ cup lukewarm milk. Cover
with plate and let stand to rise (10 minutes).

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3. In the bowl of a mixer, combine eggs with ½ cup sugar and mix on high speed (2 minutes).

4. With mixer on low, gradually add ¾ cups lukewarm milk. Add mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, vanilla, and melted
butter. Whisk for 2 minutes.

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5. Add yeast mixture and mix until well combined on medium speed (about 2 minutes).

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6. With mixer on low, add 1 cup flour and increase speed to high. Mix until flour is incorporated.

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7. Add another cup of flour and whisk on high speed until flour is incorporated.
8. Change whisk to beater blade.
9. Add in the rest of the flour (1½ cups) and mix until dough is still slightly sticky but does not stick to hands (4-5

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10. Scrape down bowl, cover bowl with clean kitchen towel and let rise for 1 hour in a warm place.

11. Shake bowl to allow dough to drop. Cover with towel and again let dough rise for 1 hour. Repeat two more times.

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12. *Truth be told, I don’t always let the dough proof all four hours. Sometimes, when I am in a hurry, I do the “shake
and drop” procedure only twice (instead of three times) and the end result are still fluffy and pillowy.
13. Your dough is now ready for your creations/fillings 🙂

Serves 20-30


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