I’m not particularly known for my patience in the kitchen. Coupled with the fact I can be a little disorganised – it’s a good idea to have a fall back plan.
Countless times I have promised the Kids pizza and then forgotten to leave enough time to prove the dough. Therefore I got rather excited when I spotted a recipe, in an old copy of Easy Food, for pizza dough that doesn’t need to rise. The recipe is of course adapted from the original, as I just can’t leave things alone!
Now, I have written and photographed this recipe as I prepped and baked it the very first time, and it came out fantastic. I’m explaining this not to say “how great am I?” but rather to illustrate this must be a super simple recipe as evidentially it is fool-proof (I’ve had many a first-date-disaster with new recipes in my time).
You will need – Makes 2 x 10″ pizzas
(follow either metric or imperial measurements – do not mix and match)
500g (1lb) Strong White Bread Flour
4 x Teaspoons (20ml) Baking powder
A large pinch of salt
100g (3oz) Cold butter
4 x Large eggs (room temperature best)
Passatta or chopped tomatoes for the topping
Grated hard cheese or chopped mozzarella
Preheat oven to a high temperature.
Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
Add the butter in small chopped pieces.
Rub the butter in, with your hands, to create a crumble.
In a separate bowl or jug lightly beat the 4 eggs together and gradually add the eggs to the dry ingredients.
Work into a dough ball with your hands.
It will require a little kneading to ensure the dough ball is smooth.
Halve the dough to make 2 smaller dough balls.
Place each on a lightly greased 10″ pizza tray and press down to flatten slightly.
Roll out, evenly, to cover each tray.
Top each pizza with the tomato topping of your choice. I use Aldi’s chopped tomatoes with herbs in a carton. These tomatoes are the best I have ever used. At approx 45p a carton they are a great buy.. I use them as bolognese for lasagne as well as the tomato base for chilli and spaghetti. Try them. You won’t be disappointed! (Aldi do not know I am giving them a shout out…these toms are just too good not to share).
Top with cheese as required.
Drizzle with a little olive oil and place in your oven for 10-15 minutes until cooked.
Serve and enjoy!
** Please note that I am not a qualified nutritionist or professional cook. My recipes are what I put together at home and all amounts etc… are approximate. What I write is my own experience of cooking the recipe. Ovens and ingredients do vary – just go with it, have fun and apply common sense at all times! Practice makes perfect!**