The 2-Ingredient Homemade Dough You Can Turn into Flatbread and Biscuits

updated May 1, 2019
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I completely understand the appeal of refrigerated biscuit dough and premade flatbreads, naans, and pitas — they require little to no effort, and you have something to fill your bread basket with. But there’s a two-ingredient dough that makes homemade flatbreads and biscuits an everyday possibility.

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Self-Rising Flour + Greek Yogurt

This combination makes for supple, tangy dough reminiscent in flavor to sourdough bread on account of the yogurt. We use it to make griddled flatbreads and drop biscuits and flavor both with everything from herbs and cheese to spices and minced meat. Self-rising flour and full-fat Greek yogurt both have multiple qualities that make this dough work. Read on to see how they work together.

  • Self-rising flour: To make this dough, make sure your pantry is stocked with self-rising flour. This blend of all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder means you only have to measure out one dry ingredient and is a great shortcut for weeknight baking. If you want to make self-rising flour yourself, follow our cooking lesson.

  • Full-fat Greek yogurt: The second ingredient is plain, full-fat Greek yogurt. The yogurt hydrates the dough, keeps it nice and tender, and adds fat without the use of oil or butter. Baked into drop biscuits or griddled into flatbreads, this dough also has a big boost of protein from the yogurt. The fact that this dough comes together in a bowl mixed by hand also makes it feasible on busy weeknights. You’ll be impressed by what you can pull off with just two simple ingredients!

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