Quick Yeast-free Pizza
Recipe from Feeding Little Tummies
I love making pizza but rarely have the time to spend making yeast dough so here is a quick option for making pizza at home. This is more like a scone base so doesn't need to be kneaded much just enough to bring it together.
When I was traveling and working as a chef I often worked in gourmet pizza cafes. I want to share with you an inside knowledge ‘pizza tip' I picked up during this time. The trick to stopping all the pizza toppings sliding off when you take your first bite is to sprinkle most (about 3/4) of the grated cheese over the tomato sauce base, then cover with toppings and finish with a sprinkling of cheese (about 1/4). When cooked, the cheese melts and works like a glue to hold everything together. Give it a try!
Prep time 20-30 minutes (depending on toppings)
Cook time 15-20 minutes
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- handful grated parmesan (optional)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3/4 cup water or milk
Preheat oven 200°C.
Put the flour, baking powder, salt and parmesan in a large bowl and make a well.
Pour in the olive oil and water. Mix with a spoon or your hands until the dough comes together. Tip onto a bench and knead briefly adding extra flour if needed to create a smooth dough.
On a floured surface roll out into a large 5mm thick pizza base or into several small bases. Place on a baking tray or hot pizza stone. Brush with olive oil, spread with red tomato sauce and scatter with grated cheese. Add toppings to your liking and bake for 15-20 minutes until the base is crispy and cheese is melted.
- tomato sauce, pesto
- grated cheese - edam or mozzarella are best
- pineapple, mushroom, capsicum, grated zucchini
- feta, blue cheese, brie
- cooked veges - broccoli, spinach, roast pumpkin
- ham, salmon, tuna, salami, bacon, chicken
- chopped fresh herbs
- grated carrot mixed with grated cheese
Substitute 1/2 the flour quantity with different flours such as whole meal, rice, cornmeal or buckwheat. Note: Water quantity may need to be adjusted as they absorb more water especially corn and whole meal flour because of their high fibre content.
Gluten-free Use gluten free flour mix.