As opposed to my other basic sweet dough recipe, this basic recipe contains vanilla pudding.
French Vanilla Sweet Dough – basic recipe
- 1 ¾ oz. (50 g) fresh yeast
- 2 tablespoons tepid water
- ½ cup (125 ml) milk or cream
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons Jell-O French Vanilla Pudding powder
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup (50 g) regular sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups (260 g) all-purpose flour
Dissolve the yeast in the tepid water. Set aside for 5 minutes to activate the yeast.
Pour the milk or cream into a small bowl and warm in the microwave 1-2 minutes. Add the butter and stir until melted.
Put the remaining ingredients into a mixing bowl.
Add the milk/butter mixture and the dissolved yeast.
Use the dough hook attachment and mix until everything is well blended.
Cover the bowl and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
After the dough has had its 15 minute rest, mix on medium speed for 20 minutes.
It may look like it needs more liquid, but don’t worry, just continue mixing. Don’t be tempted to add more flour.
Place the dough in a lightly greased mixing bowl, cover with the dish towel and leave to rise for about 40 minutes or until doubled in size.