Ultimate 2 Ingredient Dough Guide | Recipes and Tips
2 Ingredient Dough Recipes
I've made so many things with 2-ingredient dough, I should probably write a cookbook or something LOL.
Ultimate 2 Ingredient Dough Guide
The dough itself is only two ingredients, but if you're familiar with any of my recipes, you'll know I rarely use it as is. I'm always adding seasoning, spices, etc to make it taste different. From pizza to donuts, you can make pretty much anything with this versatile dough!
How to Make 2 Ingredient Dough
Use self-rising flour and non-fat Greek yogurt. If you don't have self-rising flour, you'll need to add baking powder (2 teaspoons), xantham gum (1 teaspoon), and salt (1/2 teaspoon) to make 2 ingredient dough without it. Makes it 5 ingredient dough but I won't tell anyone.
How Long Does 2 Ingredient Dough Last?
I've kept 2 ingredient dough in a Tupperware container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Even when I make a double or triple batch, it doesn't last much longer than that around my house! I think 10 days is probably a good time frame to use the dough in.
Can You Make 2 Ingredient Dough Gluten-Free?
There are gluten-free flour alternatives that are 1:1 ratio and great for baking, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're the best option for 2 ingredient dough. We decided to try and make gluten-free 2 ingredient dough using Bob's baking flour and discovered that adding 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon xantham gum, and 1/2 teaspoon salt gives this flour the same consistency and effect as the self-rising flour. Of course, it's no longer only two ingredients in the dough, but that's okay. It's now gluten-free and it tastes great!
How to Make 2 Ingredient Dough Dairy-Free
You can use coconut milk yogurt in place of the Greek yogurt to make this 2 ingredient dough dairy-free, just make sure you count the points if you're on Weight Watchers.
How to Make 2 Ingredient Dough Taste Better
The only complaint I've heard about the 2 ingredient dough is that it tastes “sour”. I always add so much flavor to mine that I don't notice that taste! The best way to get rid of the sour taste from the yogurt is to add spices or seasonings of some sort.
For example, if you're making donuts or any type of dessert, you can add vanilla, cinnamon, or other similar flavors.
If you're making pizza dough or breadsticks, add garlic and red pepper.
Of course, adding ingredients means adding points if you're not careful, so make sure you're counting everything you add if you are on Weight Watchers.
Troubleshooting 2 Ingredient Dough
2 ingredient dough too dry? Add more yogurt, a teaspoon at a time, until the right consistency is achieved.
2 ingredient dough sticky? Add more self-rising flour, a tablespoon at a time, until the right consistency is achieved. Always be sure to work on a well-floured surface so the dough doesn't stick.
Does your dough taste sour? Add more spices!
Here in Arizona, I've never had any issues making 2 ingredient dough. If it's too sticky, I add a little more flour. If it's dry and crumbly, I add a little more yogurt. However, my friend in Missouri has tried making it and failed several times. She thinks it's due to the humidity.
2 Ingredient Dough Recipes
2 Ingredient Dough Bagels – Add onion powder and sesame seeds for an “everything” bagel, add chocolate chips for a sweet treat.
2 Ingredient Dough Empanadas – Could use this recipe to make savory empanadas for dinner or sweet empanadas for dessert!
2 Ingredient Dough Bread Bowl – Use with these Weight Watchers friendly soups.
2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Rolls
2 Ingredient Dough Pop Tarts
2 Ingredient Dough Pot Pie
2 Ingredient Dough Pizza