Saturday, August 06, 2011

No-yeast pizza crust - easy!

It was one of those nights.  I just really wanted pizza - not enough to go get one mind you.  And our options for delivery are a bit limited.  So I figured what the heck - I almost always have a package of mozzarella fresca on hand, there's basil in the garden, some tomatoes on the counter - I'll just make one.  I headed into the kitchen and soon realized I was out of the one thing I'd need to make pizza dough - yeast.  Sigh.  I often make pizzas using lavash bread but none of that in the house, no pita bread either.  I got online and searched for a no yeast pizza crust not sure what I would find.   Well I found a lot.  I just picked one and went with it and was very pleasantly surprised.  The result was a thin crust pizza that baked up crispy and brown - really just the way I like pizza.  I mean, I love a really good deep dish every now and then but my preference is an almost cracker thin crust.

This recipe made enough for two decent size pizzas.  One was topped with a simple tomato sauce (canned Italian tomatoes simmered with some garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil), fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella.  The other pizza was topped with garlicky sauteed beet greens, feta cheese and kalamata olives along with the mozzarella.  Yum.

No Yeast Pizza Dough
2 1/2 cups flour
2 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 - 1 cup water

Mix dry ingredients.  Add 3/4 cup water and oil.  Stir until it forms a ball. If the dough is stiff add more water. The dough will be soft, not sticky.  Knead on a floured surface for 3-4 minutes.  I did all the mixing and kneading in my stand mixer and it worked great.
Bake at 450 degrees for 15-25 minutes.  


Mindy said...

I'll have to try this next time I get a pizza hankerin'.

BTW, sauteed beet greens with feta is one of my most favorite combos in the world. I always do it as a side dish - I'm all over this idea of it as a pizza topping!!!!

JGH said...

Bookmarking this one. Tempted to try it with fruit!!

Amanda said...

Haven't seen your blog before but it looks very interesting and I love the last minute nature of the pizza crust here. Did you find it was much thinner and crispier than the 'yeasty' kind, or did you roll it out to be so?

Guinnah said...

Hi Amanda - thanks for stopping by. I did roll it out to be pretty thin - one, because I like thin crust but also I was worried it would be too chewy or hard if it were thick. I was surprised by how much I liked it and love knowing that even if I'm out of yeast I can whip up a pizza!

Trisha said...

I found your blog by googling " pizza crust no yeast" ..I just made the dough and split it into 6 balls, the kids and I made our own individual pizzas and it was fun, easy and kept them entertained for a while. The end result was delicious and the kids were so proud of what they made!

Thank you!!


Tasty Mediterranean said...

Thanks sooo much. I followed the recipe, tweaked it to my liking and here is how it turned out: Pizza