Freezer friendly Arabic Dough

Here we have a freezer friendly Arabic Dough once baked and also the best dough for pizzas, subs, buns, and calzones

Ingredients to prepare your freezer friendly Arabic dough:

  • 2 cups tepid water (not warm but not boiling either)
  • 4 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 sachet instant yeast (10g)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp milk powder (Klim)


  • Mix together with a whisk and set aside covered for 10-15 minutes.
  • Note:  The mixture will rise and look spongy.


Fresh dough with wooden rolling pin


Then add:

  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 cups flour (don’t add all, add 2 then add more as needed)
  • 1 tsp baking powder


A heap of Flour

Mix the ingredients together with the spongy mix and knead well for about 5-10 minutes by hand.
Add more flour (approx a cup or so more will be needed-add little at a time) until you have a soft and lovely, easy to handle the dough.
Place the dough into a lightly oiled dish and leave to rise for approximately 30 minutes.
Shape and brush with egg and sprinkle poppy seeds or sesame allow to rise for another 10-15 minutes.
Bake at 180C for approximately 15 -20 minutes.
Remove and immediately brush with melted butter.


Freshly baked Arabic Dough bread rolls


Prepared, tried and tested Rashida Habib 

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