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Breakfast Bread Dough

Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 25 mins
Yield Makes 1 dough portion
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. 

Ingredients

  • 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

  1. Stir together first 3 ingredients in a 1-cup glass measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.