Perfect Yeast Pastry Dough in a KitchenAid mixer

Perfect Yeast Pastry Dough

This Yeast Pastry Dough received so much attention in Russian Vatrushka recipe, I knew that it would be helpful for you to have a post that specifically dedicated to the dough.
Course Dessert, Pastries
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 25 Units


  • 2 cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 6 cup Flour (Canadian flour works best for baked pastries)
  • 3 tbsp Oil


  • Combine yeast together with two cups of warm milk and one tablespoon of sugar. Let ingredients rest on a counter for about 10 minutes.
    Sugar, yeast and milk combined in a bowl with a spatula
  • Add eggs, mayonnaise, salt and sugar into the mixture, whisking together to combine.
    Eggs, mayo, salt and sugar added into the yeast and milk mixture
  • Mix in flour using Kitchen aid mixer or a spatula, in small portions. Once the flour is all mixed in, add oil to the mixture. It is important to add oil last, as the texture of the dough turns out better.
    Flour being added into flour mixture in a mixing bowl
  • Knead the dough until it is elastic, at least for 10 minutes. Let dough rise for about an hour.
    Perfect Yeast Pastry Dough in a bowl