the perfect pizza

Yeast free, thin and crispy pizza dough. Yum.

It takes little to no time to make this dough and it requires the most basic of ingredients (recipe below).

Flour, water, baking powder, salt and olive oil. That’s it. No waiting for the yeast to rise and then rise again…no.

Simply blend dry ingredients, make a well, add wet ingredients, mix then knead and roll.

What’s left to do? Bake and top with the delicacies of your choice.

Pizza made by your own two hands is not only budget friendly and versatile, it’s also forgiving and delicious. Top it with whatever you have on hand or go all out and intentionally plan your pizza party…

Perhaps your in the mood for a white pizza? Go for it. Maybe you want the richness of tomatoes, so you start with a red sauce base and build from there…can’t decide to go vegetarian or not – why not make one of each? (do pre-cook your meats). Veggie options are practically endless…here’s a few of my favorites – roasted red peppers, yellow peppers, sauteed zucchini, sauteed mushrooms,  smashed sweet potato (seriously good with goat cheese), roasted corn, artichokes, olives, spinach, swiss chard, kale, broccoli, (lightly sauté these greens prior to using), red onions, fresh tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted fennel, garlic.

One cheese or three cheese? Mozzarella is the classic cheese, but don’t forget about asiago, feta, goat, asiago or ricotta…or any combination thereof…

Lastly, finish with fresh herbs – basil, parsley, fennel or green onions – freshly cracked pepper (or spicy red pepper) and a pinch of salt.

Bake in oven at 425 F for 10-15 minutes or until cheese (or toppings) start (s) to melt and brown, just slightly.

Rest for 5 minutes, cut and serve.

Thin and crispy pizza crust

Print this recipe!

1.5 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1.5 cups warm water + 1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons olive oil

Mix dry ingredients.

1.dry ingredients mixed

Make a well in the center.

Pour in wet ingredients.

2.wet into dry

Blend with fork or spoon until a ball begins to form.

3.dough mixed with fork

Incorporate as much as you can from the sides and bottom of bowl with your hands…

4.mix with hand

Form into ball.

5.blended into ball

Add 1/2 teaspoon +/- of water if needed…sometimes I need more, sometimes I need less…not sure why? Perhaps begin with less and add as needed…if it ends up too wet, add a bit more flour…

Knead dough in bowl 2-3 times.

Move to floured surface and work/knead dough until elastic. A few minutes should do…

Toss a bit more flour out on the counter.

6.crust on floured surface

Place dough in center. Press down to flatten.

7.press flat with palm of hand

Finish to size using a rolling pin.

8.finish with rolling pin

Lightly dust pizza stone/dish with corn meal.

Carefully lift rolled and flattened dough onto cornmeal dusted pizza stone.

9. crust on stonejpg

Drizzle edges with olive oil – smooth into dough with hands.

10 crust with oil

Bake 6-8 minutes, or until lightly golden, in a preheated 375 F oven.

Remove from oven. Let rest 4-6 minutes.

Cover base with red sauce.

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Add whatever toppings you choose.

11. ingredientsjpg

12 saute

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Top with cheese – mozzarella, asiago, parmesan, feta, goat or ricotta

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 Enjoy!
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What’s your favorite pizza combination?

Do you have a fabulous recipe for pizza? Link up here…

Have a great weekend!

*fun fact – pizza stone picked up for free from my local transfer station

6 thoughts on “the perfect pizza

    • Thank you – it was so delicious – I wish I had made two! So true, pizza at home is much less expensive and way better than most you buy. Enjoy the weekend – thanks for commenting!

    • Give this one a try and see what happens…sometimes more water needs to be added and I find warm water works better than cold too…good luck! I’ve found practice, practice, practice helps a good crust too…(:

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