My mom's dough recipe is perfection! Seriously. They make the best breadsticks, rolls, and homemade bread. Everyone loves this (except for my husband that doesn't like homemade bread. I know, he's crazy)
First, make the dough
2 cups heated milk (heat in the microwave for 2 minutes)
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
4 1/2 -5 cups flour
2 teaspoons yeast
If you have a bread maker just put the ingredients in the bread maker in that order on the dough setting. If not just use a mixer. Melt the butter in the milk. Pour milk into mixer. Add sugar and salt. Slowly add half of the flour. Add the yeast and the rest of the flour. Knead for 5-10 minutes. Dough should be soft. Cover and let raise for about 45 minutes. (at least 10 if you don't have a lot of time)
This recipe will make one big loaf and one small loaf.
Take 3/4 of the dough and roll it into a loaf size. Put into a greased loaf pan and let raise til doubled in size.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown on top. After you take it out of the oven, brush some butter across the top.
Waalaa, you have some homemade bread!