No Yeast Pizza Dough Recipe

May 2, 2020

With social distancing being imposed across huge parts of the world, people are looking for new ways to both entertain and feed themselves.  One of the most popular activities has proven to be baking, and Instagram has been inundated with pictures of home-cooking attempts from banana bread to sourdough loaves. This does however mean that ingredients such as flour and yeast have been hard to come by.

Fortunately, many recipes are versatile, which means it’s possible to make certain things without ingredients you previously thought were essential. For example, last weekend my housemates and I made pizza without the ‘essential’ rising agent of yeast. Instead, the dough’s raising agent is baking powder, which activates once you add the water, so there is no waiting around for proofing dough. This means that this dough is quick and easy to make and can be baked straight away!

Ingredients:

350g flour
2 ¾ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
additional toppings of your choice

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until combined.
  3. In a separate jug, mix the water and oil.
  4. Slowly add the water mixture to the flour mixture, mixing to combine as you go.
  5. Using a wooden spoon, mix until the dough is too soft, but not sticky. Add more flour if your dough is too sticky or a splash more water if your dough is too dry.
  6. Lightly flour your work area and knead the dough for around 5 minutes.
  7. Divide dough in half and roll each piece out until desired shape and thickness is achieved
  8. Transfer the pizza base to a nonstick baking tray.
  9. Top with pizza sauce and chosen toppings
  10. Bake the pizza for 15 to 17 minutes, or until golden brown. Slice and enjoy!

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