If you like homemade pizza, you will be happy to know that there is a simple way for you to make great tasting pizza dough. Everybody knows that a great tasting pizza is only as good as its dough and so you want to make a dough with a recipe that is close that used by the professional chefs in the pizza shop.
But those can be complicated and require the use of yeast. And since not everyone can perfect the use of yeast and the complexities required when preparing pizza dough that requires yeast, thus you found this article.
There are two ways you can go about making pizza dough without the yeast. I will be telling you both ways right here.
For the first recipe, you will need;
2 cups of flour
2 tbsp of baking soda
2 tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp salt
Nonstick cooking spray
A mixing bowl
A rolling pin
A pizza pan
Mix all the flour with the baking soda, the salt and then add the oil and 2/3 cups of water. Knead this with your hand approximately 8 times. Roll it over flour on a flat surface until it is as thin as you require. Place this in your greased pizza pan and add your required toppings. Place it in the oven and bake for 17 to 20 minutes at 400 degrees. If you wish you can brush the edges of the crust with some regular butter or garlic butter to add flavor.
The second way you can make pizza dough without yeast is a bit more demanding on your culinary capabilities. Here it goes.
First add 1 ½ cups of flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Move these to the sides of bowl using your hand so that you have created a well in the center of the bowl. Into the well, pour in the olive oil and ½ a cup of water. Start stirring them to mix together, you can start with a spoon but you will need to get your hands dirty soon.
Mix until you have a sticky dough ball then sprinkle 1 or 2 tbsp. of flour on your clean counter top and set the dough on the floured surface. You now need to knead the pizza dough for one or two minutes until you have a smooth firm ball. Kneading the dough requires you to push down the dough going slightly forward then turn counter clockwise for a quarter turn and repeat.
Once you have done your kneading, lift the dough up and sprinkle another 1 tbsp. of flour onto the surface. Now use your rolling pin to roll out the dough into a 10 or 12 inch circle. Now you can spray your pan with cooking spray, dust it with flour and place the dough into the prepared pizza pan.
Baking powder and baking soda are the leavening agents used in these pizza dough recipes. While these don’t give your dough as much rise as yeast they do give you a quicker and easier way to make pizza at home. Homemade pizza means you can make into a more personal pizza using seasonings to add flavor to your crust. You can do this by adding dried parsley or bail, garlic powder or black pepper to your dry ingredient mix in the beginning of the recipe.