You will fall in love with this 2 Ingredient Dough recipe. This easy recipe can be made into pita chips, bagels, bread, and more.
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The Internet is blowing up with 2 Ingredient Dough. It’s all over my Facebook feed and my Instagram. And I sort of ignored it because, honestly, we made dough from scratch with many more than two simple ingredients. Dough from scratch takes a lot of time and a lot of work, and I was just so unsure about this easy dough.
And then my wedding twin Kay posted it. She can cook. I’ve fallen in love with some of the recipes she has given me. I asked her about this so called two-ingredient dough and she gave it a huge endorsement. If she liked it, I was willing to try it.
Thank goodness I did. I’ve been making it, nearly weekly, for years now. So if you haven’t tried it yet, jump on it.
This recipe is just for the dough itself. But the good news is we’ve used this a lot to make a ton of recipes. Check out all of our 15+ Recipes Using 2 Ingredient Dough to get ideas of what you can do with it.
We are often using this dough to make new recipes, so be sure to bookmark that link (or save it, however you save things) and come back to it often for new ideas.
2 Ingredient Dough Recipe
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Keep in mind, this recipe is for the actual 2 Ingredient Dough. It’s not a recipe using the 2 Ingredient Dough.
Also, since I posted this years ago, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about this dough. So I put together a FAQ section at the end of the post to address those.
2 Ingredient Dough Ingredients:
How To Make 2 Ingredient Dough:
Combine the flour and yogurt in a large bowl. You can stir it with a wooden spoon to get it started, but you’re a lot better off finishing it with your hands.
Optional: Add about a teaspoon of salt. We feel like this tastes a little too much like sourdough without it.
Form it into a ball of dough.
Put the dough ball on a lightly floured work surface and knead it for two minutes. When you’re kneading, knead in one direction four times, fold the dough over itself, turn it a quarter-turn, then knead four times.
Although honestly, you can just skip the kneading and it’s fine too because you’ll be working the dough when you shape it.
But that’s it. The dough is done.
Now it’s up to you what to use it for. And of course, your prep time and cooking time with vary based on what you make. But, just a couple examples:
Cut it into equal pieces, form them into bagels, and then bake (on a baking sheet) in the oven for about 35 minutes until they’re golden brown. In the air fryer, they take about 10 minutes.
For pizza, you pre-bake the dough on a pizza stone for about 20 minutes, then top it with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese (plus any of your favorite toppings) and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Cinnamon rolls will take about 25 to 30 minutes to bake through.
What are some recipes using 2 Ingredient Dough?
You can use it in sweet and savory recipes. It just depends on how you season it. Add some sugar for a sweet dough. Top it with everything bagel seasoning for bagels. Add some garlic powder for garlic knots. Roll out a piece of dough with Parmesan cheese in it for pizza. You get the idea.
For more, check out all of our Recipes Using 2 Ingredient Dough
2 Ingredient Dough: Frequently Asked Questions
This simple dough was originally created as an option for people on Weight Watchers. The whole entire dough recipe is 12 Weight Watchers Freestyle or Smart Points, all of which come from the flour. Nonfat plain Greek yogurt is zero points.
The WW program and its point values have changed a few times since we originally posted this. So be sure check your plan and calculate your WW points before adding this to your day.
You can choose any brand of self-rising flour you want. So, go with whatever is on sale.
Part of the key to this dough is using self-rising flour. So if you can find self-rising whole wheat flour, you can use it as a 1:1 swap.
The difference between self-rising flour and all-purpose flour is that self-rising flour already has baking powder and salt added to it.
So, if you really want to use all-purpose flour, you can. Just be sure to add 1.5 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt to 1 cup of all-purpose flour to make your own self-rising flour. Sift it together, then combine the mixture with the yogurt.
I know sifting seems like an extra step, but if you don’t sift the dry ingredients together first, your 2 Ingredient Dough (which is now a 4 Ingredient Dough) won’t come out properly.
You can use any brand of Greek yogurt that you want as long as its fat-free Greek yogurt. You cannot use regular yogurt in this because it’s way too thin.
After you make this a few times, you’ll find out that some Greek yogurts are more watery than others. If your Greek yogurt is watery, you can add a bit more self-rising flour to make the dough less sticky.
This dough is super easy to mix by hand. It’s not like a homemade bread dough that’s really stick and benefits from mixing with the dough hook attachment of a stand mixer. You could use that, if you really wanted, but we don’t recommend it.
Personally, I haven’t tried to freeze 2 Ingredient Dough. I have frozen dough in the past though.
Wrap the dough completely in plastic wrap and put it in a freezer-safe bag or container. Then, thaw it in the fridge for 12 hours before trying to use it.
Some yogurts are more watery than others and cause the 2 Ingredient Dough to be a little sticky.
If your 2 Ingredient Dough is sticky as you’re rolling it, here’s a helpful tip: You can add extra flour until the dough isn’t sticky. If you’re using a rolling pin on the dough (to use it for something like homemade pizza dough), you’ll want to add a little extra flour to the rolling pin before rolling. If not, the dough can stick to the rolling pin.
Add a little at a time. You can add up to 1/4 cup of extra self-rising flour without changing how it bakes. Any more than that might make the dough too dry.
The short answer is yes. Use equal parts self-rising flour and sour cream to make the dough.
If you’re on a budget, sour cream is the way to go. Sour cream is cheaper than non-fat Greek yogurt, so sour cream makes 2 Ingredient Dough more budget friendly.
The best thing about two ingredient dough is that it doesn’t need to proof or and you don’t have to let the dough rise before you use it. It’s ready to go as soon as you make it. No planning ahead needed.
We usually make 2 Ingredient Dough as soon as we need it. However, if you want to make your life a little easier, you can make 2 Ingredient Dough ahead of time.
Keep it in a bowl, at room temperature, with a tea towel over it, until you’re ready to use it. If you’re not going to use it that day, wait until the next day to make the dough.
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- Optional: Two pinches of salt
- Combine the flour and yogurt in a large bowl. Optional: Add a pinch of salt.
- When you get the dough into a ball, put it on a floured surface and kneed it for two minutes. When you’re kneading, knead in one direction four times, fold the dough over itself, turn it a quarter-turn, then knead four times.
The cook time will vary, but most things will take about 30 to 35 minutes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 144Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 3mgSodium 459mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 9g
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