Bread Dough Made Simple

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “if it’s that easy, it’s too good to be true.” Well, I thought so when I first found this simple two-ingredient bread dough recipe. I was ready for failure from the get-go. However, after trying several styles of bread dough, I am convinced that it is just that easy to make.

There is a caveat that variations of the bread dough will require adding more ingredients. Truth be told there most likely will be more than two ingredients, depending on what variation you choose. Consider the two-ingredient recipe the base for all the variations. For instance, I made pretzel bites and it required adding butter, salt, and a baking soda bath. Still quite simple. And when I made breadsticks, I added garlic blend seasoning and butter.

Have I lost you since I publically admitted that there are probably more than two ingredients in this bread dough, or do you still want to give this a try? I promise it will be worth it in ease of creating the dough, and the taste and texture once cooked. Oh yeah!

Basic bread dough:

1 cup self-rising flour (and a little more for kneading)
2 (5 oz) containers of plain Greek yogurt (I used non-fat)

Mix these two ingredients together. It will form a smooth ball.

Now the fun begins!

I experimented with making garlic breadsticks. These came out great.

Garlic Breadsticks
Makes 30 small or 15 large breadsticks
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  1. 1 batch of basic dough
  2. 1/2 tablespoon garlic blend seasoning (more for sprinkling on top)
  3. 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  1. Mix basic dough together, adding half the garlic blend seasoning into the dough. Knead lightly to form smooth dough.
  2. Cut dough into finger-sized width and roll into long ropes. Cut length as preferred.
  3. Place breadsticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes.
  4. When golden brown, remove from the oven and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle breadsticks with garlic blend seasoning.
  1. It is easier to roll dough on an un-floured surface.
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I was on a roll, so I decided to try making pretzel bites. The process to make pretzels normally can be complicated. However, I was out to prove that “it’s too good to be true” and easy really was easy!

I made up another batch of the basic dough and added a few more ingredients. You can see by the photos that the baking soda water bath plumped the pretzel bites up a bit. Something to consider when you are forming the bite-size segments.

Pretzel Bites

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  • 1 batch basic dough
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt


  1. Mix basic dough together. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth.
  2. Cut finger size slices from dough, roll out and cut into bite-sized segments.
  3. Dissolve the baking soda into the boiling water and dip the dough segments into the mixture for about 30 seconds. Remove and place segments on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  4. Bake pretzel bites at 425 degrees for about 10 minutes (until golden).
  5. Brush cooked pretzel bites with melted butter and sprinkle with salt.


Calories: 342 cal
Carbohydrates: 19 g
Fat: 29 g
Sodium: 11530 g
Cholesterol: 61 g
Protein: 3 g
You can pop these in your mouth as is or serve with a dipping sauce or variations of mustard.




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