Yogurt Cheese Dough

Look, no yeast! This recipe makes great pizza crust, breadsticks, homemade bagels, twists, and rolls.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, melted and cooled


  • Line a strainer with a coffee filter. Spoon yogurt into coffee filter. Place strainer over a bowl so yogurt can drain. Make sure there is at least an inch between the bottom of the strainer and the bottom of the bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Discard liquid. Carefully remove homemade yogurt cheese from paper.
  • Sift flours, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together. In a large bowl, combine egg whites, yogurt cheese, and butter. Whisk until well blended.
  • Add dry ingredients, stirring until smooth dough forms. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Knead for 30 seconds. Use as pizza dough, breadsticks, or as required in your favorite recipe.