At this time of year it’s simple, people start to try to make Christmas things. And a lot of them involve a lot of colouring and sugar to make them Christmassy, but with this spinach yoghurt dough, you’ve got a green dough that looks and tastes amazing without compromising on what you use and it only takes 3 ingredients.
This dough isn’t just for Christmas, we use it year round to add extra yumminess and veggies into our usual lunchbox items. Basically, anything that can be made with yoghurt dough can use this three-ingredient spinach yoghurt dough instead! It’s super versatile, think pizzas, scrolls, even crackers!
The beauty of using spinach in yoghurt dough is if you buy frozen spinach…all you have to do is defrost it and add to the dough, no chopping involved!
Here are the two Christmas yoghurt dough ideas from the video:
Here are some other ways you could use this dough:
How does spinach yoghurt dough work?
It’s simple. For flour to rise and be fluffy, it needs a rising agent. In some doughs that can be yeast, or it can be baking powder or bi carb depending on the recipe. To activate that rising agent there needs to be an acid. In the case of yoghurt dough, we use self raising flour- which contains baking powder and we combine it with the acidity of the yoghurt.
The two combine to allow the dough to become fluffy. The great thing about yoghurt dough: it doesn’t need any resting time or rising time and it is super easy to make.
Can I freeze this spinach yoghurt dough?
Yes! Just like any other yoghurt dough it can be frozen once baked. I bake scrolls in advance for lunches and also things like mini pizzas. It takes the hassle out of lunchboxes on a day to day basis, meaning the mornings are much less stressful!
- 1 cup greek yoghurt
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 125 grams frozen spinach, defrosted and drained
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine.
- Knead until a cohesive dough is formed.
- Use in any recipe that needs dough, like mini pizzas, scrolls etc!
You can freeze yoghurt dough when baked into scrolls or pizzas.
There is no need for a mixer for this dough, but using one will mean it takes only 30 seconds to mix.