We love pizza here, it is a weekly tradition, but during lockdown, yeast was in short supply. So I adapted a naan bread recipe to make an easy no-yeast pizza base. My boys have been making pizza since they were little and I also have a fabulous pizza dough that is perfect for making in a bread maker.
Pizza was one of those things I learned to cook from scratch when I got married and then when the children were born pizza was a great way to get them to try other foods as toppings. Over the years pizza has become a weekly tradition and one that we all love. As much as I have tried to buy ready-made pizza, my boys say it isn’t a nice as we always revert back to homemade.
This yeast free pizza base is perfect for when you need pizza fast and it is a passable replacement for my more traditional pizza base, although if you have yeast and time (50 minutes) I would go with my bread maker pizza base.
This easy no-yeast pizza base is one I would make with children as it is fun to make and they can do it themselves. Plus it is easy to roll too, but you do have to par-cook before adding the toppings to it as it becomes a little stodgy!
Easy no-yeast pizza
For the Pizza Dough
- 300 g self-raising flour plus extra for dusting
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 300 g natural yoghurt We prefer Greek
- Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
- Pour in the yoghurt the stir with a fork to combine or use a dough hook in your mixer.
- When the mixture forms a rough dough, turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead to form a smooth ball.
- Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces and roll out into thin circles.
When it comes to toppings, we are pretty easy going. If I have passata in then I will make my own tomato sauce by mixing in some dried herbs (oregano, garlic salt, basil), a pinch of sugar and cooking until it reduces (about five minutes), however, as this is a cheats pizza base I love using tomato & garlic puree. You have to remember that without the yeast the base can be a little bland.
My boys like margarita (plain cheese and tomato), salami, pepperoni, peppers, onions and fresh basil.
We also use this pizza mesh’s in our outdoor pizza oven. Also why not take a look at this fab fun pizza cutter in the shape of a retro scooter will slice through pizza like a Vespa through gridlocked Italian traffic.