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Easy Peasy Pizza

10 September 2015

Love homemade pizza but don't like waiting around for dough to rise? This lazy girl's recipe has got you covered. It's amazingly quick, simple and yeast-free, ensuring that pizza will become your new cheat day bestie (as if it isn't already).

I love pizza. You love pizza. I can't cook. You probably can. You, however, might not always have a lot of time. You might get hungry waiting for dough to rise. Maybe you just don't want to faff around with yeast. Whatever the case, it's probably (definitely) worth trying the world's simplest pizza base recipe. It involves two(!!!) ingredients and zero skill -- just perfect for the bad cooks of this world, i.e. me.

This recipe is adapted from a Gourmet Mushroom and Parmesan Pizza recipe by former Australian swimmer Michael Klim. 

Makes 1

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 3/4 cup plain, thick yoghurt
  • Olive oil to grease
  • Pizza sauce
  • Pizza toppings

  1. Sift self-raising flour into mixing bowl. Make a well and add yoghurt.
  2. Combine the two and knead mixture on floured surface.
  3. Roll dough out into preferred shape and thickness (mixture is capable of filling a 28cm pizza pan).
  4. Lightly grease pizza pan before transferring dough onto pan.
  5. Spread pizza sauce, season and add desired toppings.
  6. Set oven to 200°C/392°F and bake pizza for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Apparently I don't know when to stop with the pizza sauce. Or what a proper circle looks like.

My favourite thing about this pizza base is how decent it tastes. It's all down to personal preference, but I like that it's crispy at the bottom but still has a softness to it as you bite in. It's also lighter and less oily than a traditional pizza base, though I do still love the more bread-like bases.

I think the real fun of pizza is that you can add whatever toppings you fancy (plus, you get to whip out the old rolling pin). I chose to go with a BBQ chicken pizza because those were the ingredients I had at the time this was made, but I absolutely love a good vegetarian pizza with toppings like mushroom, semi-dried tomato, ricotta, and parmesan (yes, both).

Pizza is also great to make with friends or family. One whole pizza using this recipe is just right for someone who's hungry, or split the dough and make two mini pizzas for a snack to share or for kids. As far as I'm concerned, the possibilities only extend as far as your pizza pan.

Happy pizza-making!
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