How to Make Simple Pizza Without Yeast

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You can make pizza in the oven at home. Pizza is an Italian dish that consists of a base of dough baked with common toppings: tomato sauce, melted cheese and meat or vegetables. Contrary to popular belief, pizza can be made without yeast. Yeast is used for the rising of the dough -- the result is a thicker pizza. However, baking soda and lemon juice can compensate for yeast. This is because when both combine, a similar reaction that releases carbon dioxide into the dough occurs. The substitute is useful for people are who are allergic to yeast or desire to eliminate it from their diet for health concerns.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425 F.

Step 2

Mix two cups of flour, 2 tsp. of baking powder, 2 tsp. of lemon juice, 1 tsp. of salt, 2/3 cup of water and 1/4 cup of vegetable in a glass mixing bowl.

Step 3

Stir vigorously into a ball. Pour out the dough onto a large, clean, wooden cutting board. Kneed the dough with clean hands for 15 seconds.

Step 4

Flour a 2-inch-by-18-inch deep pizza baking pan. Smooth the dough into the pan. Using clean hands, level and flatten the dough into the shape of the pizza pan.

Step 5

Press a 16-inch flat, nonstick, pre-floured baking pan into the center of the dough. This should make a valley or groove.

Step 6

Brush 2 tbsp. of olive oil onto the surface of the dough. Add 2 cups of tomato sauce to the center of the dough. Spread the sauce out to fill the groove that you created. Add 1/2 cup of shredded cheese on top of the tomato sauce.

Step 7

Add any additional toppings, by preference, to the center of the dough. Spread the toppings out to fill the groove.

Step 8

Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble and the crust is golden brown.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups flour

  • 2 tsp. baking powder

  • 2 tsp. lemon juice

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 2/3 cup water

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • Glass mixing bowl

  • Cutting board or flat non-stick surface

  • 2-inch-by-18-inch pizza baking pan

  • 16-inch flat baking pan

  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 cups tomato sauce

  • 1/2 cup cheese, shredded

Tip

Refrigerate your dough overnight to make for a softer crust before baking.

Cheese is not required to make a tasty pizza.

Yeast will allow the pizza dough to rise more than the yeast substitution of baking powder and lemon juice. Do not expect the same thickness in pizza.

Baking soda can replace baking powder. If you select baking soda, use half the amount of salt the recipe calls for.

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