Yogurt Eggless Shortbread Dough

I am beyond excited to introduce you to this tasty Yogurt Eggless Shortbread Dough!

This sensational dough is a game-changer for all those who have dietary restrictions or simply prefer eggless baking.

Looking for a foolproof recipe for shortbread dough without eggs?

Look no further! This tried-and-true recipe will give you the perfect dough for all your baking needs.

Whether you’re making pies, tarts, tartlets, or cookies, this delicate dough will never disappoint.

And the best part? You only need 4 simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry!

Yogurt Eggless Shortbread Dough - VIDEO RECIPE

So, what’s the secret to this amazing recipe? It’s yogurt!

By replacing eggs and water with yogurt, you’ll achieve a tender and flavorful shortbread dough.

It’s a simple swap that works wonders.

And the best part? It’s super easy to make.

Just make sure to chill the yogurt in the refrigerator before adding it to the dough for the best results.

The beauty of this dough lies in its ability to maintain its structure and yield impeccable results without the use of eggs.

Yogurt Eggless Shortbread Dough - VIDEO RECIPE

Now, let’s talk about storage of this Yogurt Eggless Shortbread Dough.

You can keep your shortbread dough in the refrigerator for up to two days, or even freeze it for up to two months.

This way, you’ll always be prepared for unexpected guests or last-minute cravings.

Just imagine being able to whip up delicious sweet treats in no time!

Made with a combination of tangy and creamy yogurt, and a hint of sweetness from sugar, this dough delivers an unrivaled melt-in-your-mouth texture that will leave you longing for more.

Yogurt Eggless Shortbread Dough - VIDEO RECIPE

But how does this dough become so elastic without water and eggs?

Well, the elasticity of the dough usually comes from the combination of water and flour protein.

However, by using yogurt instead of water, you’ll have fewer protein threads.

Don’t worry, though, because yogurt provides enough moisture to create a fantastic dough.

The result? A delicate and perfect shortbread dough that will give you the ideal crust for your pies and tarts.

So, why wait? Try this eggless shortbread dough recipe today and impress your family and friends with your baking skills.

With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a delicious dough that will elevate your sweet treats to a whole new level. Happy baking!

how to cook Yogurt Eggless Shortbread Dough?


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To make a delicious shortbread dough, start by pouring flour into a bowl. Next, add chilled butter that has been cut into cubes. Stir everything together until each piece of butter is evenly coated with flour.

TIPS: Instead of using butter, you can opt for good quality margarine. It works just as well!

TIPS:  When it comes to butter, it’s important to keep it chilled and not softened. Using softened butter will cause it to mix too well with the other ingredients, resulting in a dough that lacks elasticity. This can lead to greasy and tough baked goods, which we definitely want to avoid.


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Now, it’s time to turn this mixture into crumbs. Grab a pastry cutter and grind the mixture until it reaches a crumb-like consistency.

TIPS: While this recipe suggests using a pastry cutter to cut butter, there are other techniques you can explore. Check out my article “How to Grind Butter with Flour: 5 Great Ways” for more tips and tricks.

TIPS: If you prefer an easier method, you can grate chilled butter on a coarse grater and mix it with flour.


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Once you have your crumbs, it’s time to add some sweetness. Mix in some sugar to the butter-flour mixture.


Yogurt Eggless Shortbread Dough - VIDEO RECIPE

To bring everything together, add cold yogurt to the mixture and quickly mix the dough using a cold fork. This will help create a smooth and cohesive dough.

TIPS: If you want to cool your fork before using it, just pop it in the fridge beforehand. It’s also a good idea to pre-cool all your utensils and kitchen tools for the best results.


Yogurt Eggless Shortbread Dough - VIDEO RECIPE

Now, it’s time to shape the dough. Remove it from the bowl and form it into a ball. Wrap it up tightly in cling film and give it a slight flatten. Pop it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to let it chill and set.

TIPS:  Don’t forget to let your shortbread dough rest in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes. This resting time allows the dough to develop good elasticity and makes it easier to roll out. Plus, it ensures that your baked treats won’t shrink during baking.


Yogurt Eggless Shortbread Dough - VIDEO RECIPE

Voila! You now have a ready-made chilled Yogurt Eggless Shortbread Dough. This versatile dough can be used to make all sorts of delicious treats like pies and hand pies with sweet filling, shortbread cookies, tartlets, tarts, and other mouthwatering sweet pastries.

So, go ahead and get creative in the kitchen with this amazing dough. The possibilities are endless, and your taste buds will thank you!

TIPS: When it comes to storing your finished shortbread dough, you can keep it in the fridge for up to 2 days or in the freezer for 2 months. This way, you’ll always have some on hand for your baking needs.

Yogurt Eggless Shortbread Dough


for the shortbread dough (500 g)

  • Flour – 1 2/3 cup (270 g)
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup (50 g)
  • Greek yogurt – 1/4 cup (60 g)
  • Chilled butter – 1/2 cup (120 g)

Cooking steps:

  1. Pour flour into a bowl, add chilled butter cut into cubes, mix.
  2. Grind the mixture into crumbs using a pastry cutter.
  3. Add cold yogurt to the butter-flour mixture, add sugar, and quickly mix the dough using a cold fork.
  4. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in cling film, and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Ready-made chilled shortbread dough can be used to prepare pies and hand pies with sweet filling, shortbread cookies, tartlets, tarts and other sweet pastries.

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