This yeast dough will work perfectly every time, whether you want to bake a cake, fluffy cinnamon rolls or a pizza, you will end up with a really soft and fluffy dough. You can make this dough using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. To get started, add sugar in the stand mixer then crumble your yeast over the sugar and then you will combine milk with the yogurt then pour that over the sugar in yeast.

The liquid that you are adding has to be lukewarm so that the yeast can be activated. Cover it with a towel and let the yeast activate, this will take about 15 minutes if you are making this over winter,m you will have to place the mixture on a warm place to help activate the yeast. Once the yeast has activated, add in the flour and softened butter then start beating the mixture on a low speed then once it starts mixing in you will increase the speed to high.

You will mix it for 3 to 5 minutes until the dough is formed. Scrape the dough from the sides so you have it in the middle of the bowl then sprinkle over a little bit of flour then cover the dough with a plastic wrap and allow the dough to proof for at least an hour in a warm place. Once the dough has proofed, sprinkle some flour over your work surface then transfer the dough over the flour.

Work on the dough with your hands for a few minutes to allow the dough to be soft. When the dough feels spongy and does not stick to your fingers, that is when the dough is ready and you can move on to make whatever you want to make.

Ingredients;

  • 450g flour + extra as needed
  • 50g sugar
  • 25g fresh yeast
  • 250ml warm milk (about 35°C)
  • 160g natural yogurt (10% fat)
  • 75g soft butter

Instructions;

  1. Add flour at the bottom of the bowl of your standing mixer just to cover the bottom. Make a well in the middle.
  2. Add the sugar into the well and crumb the yeast over the sugar.
  3. Mix the warm milk with the yogurt. Make sure the yogurt is at room temperature before mixing it with the milk so that the whole mix remains warm. Then pour the mixture over the dry ingredients.
  4. Cover with a towel for 15 minutes.
  5. Then add the rest of the flour and the soft butter. Knead with a dough hook, first on a low setting and then on the high setting for about 5 minutes if using a standing mixer. With a hand mixer, this might take longer.
  6. Sprinkle some flour over the dough, cover with cling film and then with a towel and allow to rise for at least an hour in a warm place. If it is very cold in your house you can also raise the dough in the oven.
  7. Heat your oven to 50°C and then turn it off. Place the dough with a heatproof bowl into the oven to raise.
  8. Sprinkle some flour on a clean surface and transfer the risen dough onto the flour. Sprinkle over some more flour and start working the dough with your hands.
  9. At this point, the dough might feel very soft, but don´t worry about it. Add flour to the dough little by little until it starts to get a bit firmer and stops sticking to your fingers.
  10. Add just enough flour for the dough to become soft and spongy. At this point, it should also stop sticking to your fingers.
  11. Use the dough right away to make sweet buns, cinnamon rolls or any other sweet yeast dough treat.