Yeast is a leavening agent that primarily ensures that the pizza dough rises during baking. If this ingredient is missing, it can be substituted with another such as baking powder or baking soda - if you prefer a thicker batter. If you prefer a thin and crispy pizza crust, you can even omit the leavening agent altogether. But no matter which variant you choose, the fact is: Due to the lack of yeast, the dough can be processed directly. The pizza is therefore ready faster and goes straight into the oven after preparation. In this article you will find out which basic ingredients are required for this.
For the dough you only need the following basic ingredients:
Tip: You can also use milk (or a vegan alternative) instead of water to make the dough even fluffier. The pizza gets that certain something from dried herbs, which you can simply work directly into the dough.
You will also need the following tools for the preparation:
Tip: Use a so-called pizza stone - it stores the heat particularly well and releases it evenly. This makes the dough extremely crispy.
If you have all the ingredients together, you can start the dough within five minutes. Proceed as follows:
Put the flour in the bowl along with the baking powder and some salt and mix everything together.
Knead the dough until it is smooth and place it on a floured work surface.
Roll out the dough thinly with a rolling pin and transfer it to the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
For an original Italian pizza you need the following ingredients:
As far as the topping is concerned, there are no limits to the (own) creations: Whether ham or salami, tuna or chicken, mushrooms or onions - everything that tastes good is allowed. The pizza tastes even better if you make the tomato sauce yourself. All you need is 250ml of tomato passata, an onion, a clove of garlic, basil, oregano and rosemary, salt and pepper and a tablespoon of olive oil. Then proceed as follows:
Cut the onion and garlic clove into small cubes and fry them in a pan with a little olive oil. Add the tomato passata and herbs and let the sauce simmer over low heat for a few minutes. Then taste the sauce with salt and pepper - and pour it evenly over the pizza dough.
When the pizza dough is ready, it goes into the oven for 15 minutes at around 225 degrees – until the cheese is golden brown. We wish you a good appetite!
Tip: The dough can be easily divided with a pizza cutter.
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