Much like the fashion world, food also has its own trends. I’m not really a “foodie” per se, so I don’t usually pay much attention to food trends. But every once in a while, I come across a trending food item or recipe that is so intriguing, I can’t help but give it a try for myself! And that’s exactly what happened recently, when I started seeing the phrase “two-ingredient dough” cropping up all over the internet!
And boy, am I glad I gave it a try! This super simple dough contains only self-rising flour and Greek yogurt. The yogurt gives the dough a pleasantly tangy flavor (but you could always add seasonings or other flavors to the dough to mask the tang if that’s not your thing.) And while it’s true that this is one of the easiest doughs you’ll ever make, what makes it truly remarkable is how many different delicious foods you can make with it!
Today I’ll be showing you exactly how to whip up a batch of two-ingredient dough at home. I’ll also be sharing a list of 6 delicious foods you can make with your dough. (Yum!) Because foodie or not, this simple and versatile dough is one food trend that you definitely do not want to ignore! :-)
How To Make Two-Ingredient Dough
Measure out 1 3/4 cups of self-rising flour* and 1 cup of Greek yogurt, and add them to the bowl of your stand mixer.
*Note: If you don’t have self-rising flour at home, it’s quite easy to make yourself! See “How To Make Self-Rising Flour” below for details.
Use the dough hook attachment to mix the ingredients until they come together into a ball of dough.
If you’re not planning to use the dough immediately, wrap it in plastic wrap and store it in your fridge. It will stay fresh for about one week.
How To Make Self-Rising Flour
In a mixing bowl, stir together 2 cups of all-purpose flour (or a gluten-free baking mix), 3 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt.
Measure out 1 3/4 cups of the mixture to use to make your dough.
This self-rising flour “recipe” yields a bit more flour than you’ll need for the dough, but it’s a lot easier to do it this way rather than trying to make the exact amount! (Who has the time to measure out 2.625 teaspoons of baking powder?)
6 Foods You Can Make With Two-Ingredient Dough
This dough is endlessly versatile, and it makes it so easy to make delicious baked goods at home! Here are 6 of the best things we’ve made with this dough so far. Give them a try and experience the magic for yourself!
1. Pizza Crust
Roll the dough out into a flat circle, then place it onto a greased baking sheet. Top the dough with your favorite pizza sauce, some shredded cheese, and your favorite toppings. Bake at 475°F for 12-14 minutes.
Cut the dough into 6 equal portions. Roll each portion out into a breadstick shape and place them onto a greased baking sheet. Brush the breadsticks with an egg wash and sprinkle the tops with minced garlic and finely chopped parsley. Bake at 425°F for 10-14 minutes.
Cut the dough into 6 equal portions. Roll each piece of dough into a tube about 5-6” long. Stick the two ends of the tube together to form a ring. Place your dough rings on a greased baking sheet.
Brush the dough rings with a beaten egg and sprinkle the tops with your favorite seasoning. (I recommend Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel seasoning blend!) Bake at 475°F for 12-14 minutes.
Cut the dough into 8 equal portions. Roll each piece into a long, skinny rope about 12” long. Lay the rope on a greased baking sheet. Lift the ends of the rope, twist, and press into a pretzel shape. (Watch this video from King Arthur Flour for a demonstration of how to shape a pretzel.)
Brush your shaped pretzels with an egg wash and sprinkle them with salt. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes.
5. Cinnamon Bites
Cut the dough into 8 equal portions. Roll each piece into a ball. Brush the dough balls with an egg wash, then dip them into a cinnamon sugar mixture. Place the prepared cinnamon bites too a greased baking sheet, and bake at 450°F for 12 minutes.
6. Cinnamon Rolls
Use your prepared two-ingredient dough to make deliciously decadent cinnamon rolls! Just roll the dough out into a square shape, brush with melted butter, then sprinkle with the filling from your favorite cinnamon roll recipe. (Snag the recipe for my mom’s famous cinnamon rolls at this link!)
Roll the dough up into a log, and use a piece of dental floss to cut the log into 5 equal rolls. Place the prepared cinnamon rolls into a greased baking pan, and bake at 400°F for 18-20 minutes.
What would you make with a batch of two-ingredient dough?