How to make a deep pan pizza base without yeast

Written by fred decker | 13/05/2017
How to make a deep pan pizza base without yeast
Create a tasty deep pan pizza without using yeast for the base. (heath doman/iStock/Getty Images)

Pizza is typically made with a simple yeast dough, similar to a basic bread recipe but with a small amount of fat added to help the dough stretch easily. This isn't difficult to make at home but, at times, you may need to use a recipe that doesn't require yeast. Perhaps there is no usable yeast in the house or a dinner guest is on a yeast-restricted diet. You can use baking-powder an alternative for making a pizza base.

Spray a deep-dish pizza pan with pan spray or oil it lightly. Preheat the oven to 205 degrees C (400F).

Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add the first 125 ml (1/2 cup) of water and the oil or melted butter, and mix until the ingredients come together to form a dough. Use more water if it is dry and stiff, or more flour if it is wet and sticky.

Turn the dough out on to a floured counter and knead for three to four minutes, until it is smooth and pliable. Let the dough rest for five minutes before continuing.

Roll or pat the dough into a thin round large enough to line the deep pizza pan. Spread it with tomato sauce and add the toppings.

Bake the pizza until it's done -- usually 20 to 25 minutes depending on the thickness of the toppings and cheese.

Things you need

  • Deep-dish pizza pan
  • Pan spray or vegetable oil
  • 500 ml (2 cups) flour
  • 7 ml (1/2 tbsp) salt
  • 15 m (1 tbsp) baking powder
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil or melted butter
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) water
  • Tomato sauce
  • Pizza toppings

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