This dough does double-duty as Caramel-Glazed Monkey Bread or Chocolate Rolls. It's a cinch to mix together and keeps beautifully in the fridge up to 3 days.
1/2 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
1 (1/4-oz.) envelope active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
5 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1/2 cup shortening, cubed
2 cups buttermilk, at room temperature
How to Make It
Stir together first 3 ingredients in a 1-cup glass measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.
Stir together flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; cut butter and shortening into flour mixture with a pastry blender or 2 forks until crumbly. Add yeast mixture and buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill 2 to 72 hours.
To make ahead: Prepare recipe as directed. Cover and chill up to 72 hours. Use as directed in Caramel-Glazed Monkey Bread or Chocolate Rolls.