Arabic Dough

Saturday, April 01, 2017

This dough recipe really surprised us,
it stayed soft for days! 
It's so quick to make and it's super easy.
Also this dough recipe is very very versatile,
we even tried it when we made cinnabons!
With winter upon us and Ramadan about to start this is great to keep for seri,
especially with soup.


2 cups warm water
4 Tb sugar
10g yeast
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tb milk powder

*The milk powder makes the dough super soft, you can just use 1 Tb because was too soft, and only browning the top made it a bit more firm.

  • Mix all the ingredients together and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Then add:
1/2 cup oil
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder (optional)

  • Mix well and knead into a dough.
  • Leave to sit for around 30 minutes.
  • In a greased baking pan, roll into small balls and place in the pan.
  • Brush over when egg so it can get nice and gold when baked, you can also garnish with poppy seeds 
  • Preheat your oven at 200 Degrees Celsius, then place your pan into the oven and turn the heat to 180 degrees. 
  • Leave to bake for 15-25 minutes till done, keep checking. You can grill the top to give the dough a nice golden.
  • Serve hot! You can use the same dough for savory dough recipes as well and also with curries and soup. 

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  1. Love this recipe, tried it yesterday for cinnabons as an after Tarawee dessert with tea and it came out yummy! The dough was so light and still soft. Jazakallah for sharing and for having a print and download option on your recipes it makes it so much easier to stay organised.

  2. is it a total of 5 cups of flour. and you first kneed the 2 cups let it rise and once risen you add the 3 cups of flour and oil to the risen mixture

  3. Hi so you just knead it and then let it rise for 30 minutes, then shape it and bake immediately ? Or do you let it stand for sometime after you shape it?

  4. I do not have any milk powder. What do I do