Posted on: 5 March 2015
Pizza from your favorite local pizza place is certainly a treat, but it's nice to make your own pizza at home sometimes, too. Unfortunately, classic pizza dough recipes can take hours to prepare. Yeast dough needs time to rest and rise – sometimes even overnight. When you're in a rush, try making this tasty, yeast-free pizza crust. It won't be exactly like the crust at your favorite pizza joint, but it will be delicious, crunchy and quick.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2/3 cup cold water
- 2 tablespoons canola oil, plus additional oil for brushing
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, garlic and baking powder. Stir gently to make sure all of the ingredients are evenly distributed.
- Create a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour the water and oil into the well.
- Stir until the mixture comes together and forms a ball.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly-floured surface, and knead it 10 times.
- Shape the dough into a 12-inch circle. You can use a rolling pin or just pat the dough out by hand.
- Brush the pizza crust with oil, and then top it with your desired ingredients.
- Bake for 20 – 25 minutes at 375 F.
Fun Variations to Try
You can change up this pizza crust by adding some exciting new ingredients. Stir in ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese and 2 teaspoons of dried oregano along with the water and oil to create a cheese and herb crust.
Another fun option is making a sweet crust, which is great for making dessert pizzas. Eliminate the garlic powder, and stir in ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sugar instead.
If you're trying to eat healthier, you can increase the fiber content of this pizza crust by substituting 1 cup of whole wheat flour for half of the all-purpose flour. Add an additional tablespoon of water and another teaspoon of oil to ensure a soft crust.
Homemade pizza is fun to make and enjoy with your family, and with this recipe, you can have an entire pizza in less than a half hour. The crust itself only takes about 10 minutes to make. Compare that to the 2 or more hours required to make a traditional yeast crust, and this option sounds pretty good for a busy night.
For more information, contact Uncle Pete's Pizza or a similar company.Share