Quick Yeast-Free Pizza
Whenever I get the spontaneous urge to make a pizza or bake some bread, I always find that I have run out of yeast, or the yeast I do have is way past expiry. So I tried making a yeast-free pizza dough, and, surprise surprise, it was delicious – and so quick to make! Because the dough doesn't need time to prove or rise, you can make spur of the moment pizzas, or simply sprinkle with oil, salt and rosemary and you'll have a yummy focaccia. Homemade pizza (with homemade dough) is one of my favourite meals. As a kid, I loved that each member of the family could have their own individual pizza, tailor-made with their own favourite toppings. Get the kids involved in the kneading, and set them up with a selection of ingredients so they can add their own toppings. No leftovers, guaranteed! This recipe yields one large (family-sized) pizza, or two smaller (25cm) pizzas.
- 1½ cups of self-raising flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- ½ cup of milk
- Combine flour and salt in a bowl, and make a well in the centre.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, milk, and olive oil together until well combined.
- Pour into the well in the centre of your dry ingredients, and stir until the mixture comes together.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and lightly knead until it feels soft and smooth.
- Lightly brush your pizza tray with olive oil, place your dough in the centre, and press the dough with your fingertips from the centre out towards the edges until you have an even thickness. (Alternatively, you could use a rolling pin to roll out your dough, but I find this method is quicker, easier and gives you a more even base.)
- Top with your favourite ingredients and bake at 200 degrees Celcius for 15–20 minutes.