Crazy dough

Crazy dough


5-6 pizzas


  • 3 tbsp instant yeast granules
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk, lukewarm
  • 6 2/3 cups (1kg) plain flour
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (390g) plain yoghurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp olive oil


Step 1. Whisk yeast into milk until well combined, and leave to sit for 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy, which means the yeast is activated. Place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in the bowl of a mixer and stir to combine.

Step 2. With the mixer running, using a dough hook attachment, slowly add the yoghurt, eggs, olive oil and then milk mixture, until combined into a dough.

Step 3. Mix until you have a soft, pliable dough. If your dough is a little dry, you can add some more milk or water.

Step 4. Place the dough in a large plastic bag, and leave in a warm place for 20 minutes, until the dough rises and expands. You can use the dough immediately or place into the fridge to use within 7 days.

Crazy dough

Serving Suggestions


  • To make focaccia, roll out the required portion and bake on an oiled tray in a preheated 220°C oven for 20 minutes.
  • To make pizza, roll out a round base and top with tomato sauce and favourite toppings. Bake in a preheated oven at 220°C for 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the base.
  • To make rolls, knead and roll equal-sized balls and place together on a tray. Bake in a preheated oven at 220°C for 15-20 minutes, depending on size.
  • If this recipe has too many ingredients then try our 2-ingredient pizza dough instead.
  • You can use this dough to make delicious Calzone.
  • This Healthy hoisin chicken pizza is packed full of flavour.
  • If you want a more traditional recipe then try this Margherita pizza recipe.
  • Are you trying to go carb-free? Then these Healthy zucchini pizza slices are ideal.
  • If you want to make pinwheels for lunchboxes then try this Lunch box pizza pinwheels recipe.
  • You could also make these Pesto and cheese scrolls and Pizza scrolls using crazy dough.
  • If you like a savoury scroll then try these Bacon, spinach and feta scrolls.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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