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How to Make Simple Pizza Without Yeast

author image Jasmine Knight
Jasmine Knight began writing in 2007. She uses her experience as a certified nursing assistant and chef apprentice to write on health and food-related topics. She has been published in the "Journal of Sleep Studies" and the "Young Poets of America." Knight is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in nursing at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
How to Make Simple Pizza Without Yeast
Yeast is not required to make a tasty pizza.

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.

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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.

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