Refrigerator Dough {Multi-purpose}

The other day I was having a really busy day. I mean REALLY busy. So busy that I had to get some bread at the store, so we could have  a quick lunch. But when I went to check the ingredients, there was about fifty. Only two of which I recognized, which were flour (bleached and enriched) and salt. There was no yeast, sugar or honey, oil, or even any water!!! Just row upon row of unsafe, and unnecessary additives.

Even the bread advertised as “healthy” and “natural” had terrifying ingredients. After only eating homemade bread for about two years I could smell the chemicals in the bread. My little brother asked me if the “bread” had gone bad! Needless to say I went home to make some pasta with this amazing pesto.

Refrigerator Dough | Ten at the Table

Two days ago I knew I was going to have a busy day yesterday so I whipped up some refrigerator dough whenever I had twenty minutes to spare.Then I was able to have cinnamon buns in the morning and some amazing bread in the afternoon with minimal time and effort.

The buns were glorious, and the bread was so fluffy and perfect I wondered why I don’t use this recipe more often.

Refrigerator dough is very versatile. You can use it for biscuits, rolls, butter-horns, cinnamon buns, bread, and even pizza!

Here’s the recipe:

Refrigerator Dough {Multi-purpose}


  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water or milk
  • 1 cup mashed potato
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6-8 AP cups flour


  • Dissolve yeast in water in a large bowl. Stir in mashed potatoes, sugar, butter, eggs, salt, and 3 cups of the flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle, about 3 or 4 cups. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place into a large, greased bowl. Flip the dough so that the greased side is up and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, but no longer than 5 days.

38 Thoughts on “Refrigerator Dough {Multi-purpose}

  1. Hi saw this post at Create for Joy. Will definitely give this a try!
    Have a Happy New Year

  2. Saying hello via friendship fridays. Love the look of your recipe – look forward to checking out more of your recipes too. Happy 2015 from

  3. Love homemade bread! This sounds so easy too. Thank you for sharing it and the great pizza recipe at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


  4. angincambo on August 14, 2015 at 4:45 am said:

    Love, love, love this recipe. Makes the softest cinnamon rolls ever and it made some really good donuts too. Thanks for the great recipe.

  5. What does the AP mean where it says 6-8 AP cups flour?

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