Monday, December 19, 2011

Easy Dough/ Stir and Mix Method

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For those who used to blog surfing Happy Home Baking sure know about her Magical Rolls (Cinnamon rolls). She used the same recipe for her pizza too! I felt in love with this no knead bread recipe the 1st time she posted. When thinking of handling super sticky dough it stops me from trying. Until the 2nd time she posted the same recipe for pizza dough. This time I decided to give it a try. Shaping pizza dough definitely a lot easier than shaping rolls :D
This no knead dough is indeed very good! It yields soft and light pizza dough. The stir and mix with all-purpose flour really done its magic! My hubby who seldom praised my pizza dough said this dough is really soft :D

Actually the dough is not that sticky as I thought. If you handle the dough properly it won’t be so sticky until can’t work with. The tip is DO NOT knead the dough. After the pizza making experience, I bake this dough into bread. The result is still as good as pizza dough. It is soft enough to be named as "Bread". I did keep some for the next day. Although is not as good as the day, it is still soft enough to eat.
I strongly recommend this stir and mix dough recipe to new baker and busy life baker. With this simple recipe you can make your own pizza and bread. Since Christmas is around the corner, do try! Who knows this will be your very 1st bread that can impress your family and friends. I hope this post can help.

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Adapted from Happy Home Baking
(Recipe source: Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls)
1 cup (250ml) milk/ water

¼ cup (50g) sugar
¼ cup (62.5ml) vegetable oil (I used 30g)

250g (2 cups) + 30g (1/4 cup) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon instant yeast (or 1½ teaspoon active dry yeast)  
¼ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt


. Mix milk, sugar and oil in a pan. Simmer just about to boil. Off the heat and leave to cool for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

. In a mixing bowl add in flour and instant yeast. Make a well in the centre and add in the mixture from above. Stir with a spatula until the mixture comes together and form a thick batter(1). (If using active dry yeast, sprinkle the yeast into the milk mixture and let it sit for a minute before adding the all-purpose flour). Cover and let it rest for at least 1 hour.

. Add in the remaining 30g (¼ cup) flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt (3). Stir till the mixture comes together.
* I found is hard to get all mix well with spatula. After few mixing with spatula(4), I mix with hand. In order to prevent too much dough stick on my hand I mix with fingers instead of palm(5). This able to minimize the surface contact with the sticky dough. Few lift and fold will do the trick.

. Once all mix, the dough is ready for shaping. O
r cover and leave to chill in fridge over night or until needed. It is better to chill as the dough will become firmer and easier to work with (I kept mine about 2 hours).

. Generously sprinkle flour on working surface. Gently transfer the dough on it. Without any kneading, divide the dough into half. Roll out into rectangle shape (about 18 x 30 cm). 
*For easy handling I roll out the dough on the non-stick baking paper and proceed with the rest.

. Place the filling (your choice) in the center. Flatten with spoon. Cut the side about 1cm wide. Cover the filling as shown in the picture. Dust the dough and work surface with flour when necessary.

  . Cover and leave to rise for 30 minutes (1 hour if dough was left to chill overnight) or until the bread double in size. For pizza, just proceed with the topping and bake without proving.

. Apply egg wash. Bake in preheated oven at 180C for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.

I will sending this recipe to Muhibbah Malaysian Monday Event hosted by 3 hungry tummies.


  1. Woh~ This looks so yummy..I would like to try this sometimes...^^

  2. dont need to knead. great idea for lazy ppl like me! but the time taken is very long (at least 2hr compare with kneading method that only need 1 hr plus). i was thinking to prepare the mixture of milk, sugar and oil in advance and keep it overnight in fridge. U think feasible? will the mixture spoil because of overnight milk content? :-P

    Blessed X'mas.

  3. Mui Mui,
    Thanks. Waiting for your bread post then.

    The milk/ water mixture still remain warm although after the 45 mins-1 hr rest. Yeast perform well at that warm temp. Therefore chilled milk/ water mixture not good. You can shorten the cooling time to 30 mins by stirring the mixture occasionally or place in wide surface plate. Make sure the mixture is not too hot by the time you add in yeast. Hope this will help.

  4. yeah i think reading about this from hhb some time ago. Glad to learn something new!

  5. Thks Vivian for the advice. Since I am on leave today, I made pizza using this method. Ya, very soft bread that worth for the long waiting time. :-)

    Blessed Christmas. !

  6. I have heard so much about this no-knead dough but yet to try it. Your pizza and bread looks delicious.

  7. What was the green vege your are using? Your baking products look great!

  8. Cling,
    Thanks. I'm added corriader as one of the filling.

  9. The bread looks so soft...taste good too.


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