- This article is about a cooking ingredient. For
the British sitcom episode, see Dough .
is a paste made out of any cereals
(grains) or leguminous
crops by mixing flour
with a small amount of
and/or other liquid. This process is a
precursor to making a wide variety of foodstuffs, particularly
and bread-based items (e.g., dumplings
), including flatbreads
, and pancakes
, and similar items. These includes all
kinds of breads or similar foodstuffs made from wheat
and other cereals or related crops used around the
parts of central India, people use
the quick method of making an instant roasted dough ball or
In countries in the Sahel
region of Africa, ground and boiled dough balls
(made from sorghum or millet) are called aiysh
or biya, but are not roasted. Flat unleavened breads (flatbread
) known as roti
, and tortilla
are used in many parts of the world.
dough, made from dry ground
grain cereals or legumes
mixed with water and
are in use all over the world. Salt
are also common ingredients in dough.
Fried dough foods
common in many cultures.
Dough can also be used for molding and shaping handcrafts,
especially by children.
Dough is usually a non-Newtonian
, which is relevant for kneading
and kneading machines.