I want anyone who has not tried to make homemade pizza to try this. I have posted more pics as well. It doesn’t get easier than this.
No Knead Pizza
Recipe source: Liz
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
¾ cup warm water
4-5 tbsp pizza sauce (I used store bought)
¾ -1 cup mozzarella cheese
2-3 tbsp cornmeal or fine semolina (rava)
Mix flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl with a spoon.
Make a well in the center and add oil and almost all water (reserve 2 tbsp).
Mix with the spoon until combined. Use additional water only if required.
Now use your hand to bring the dough together. No need to knead.
Put 1 tsp oil on the dough and roll around the bowl so bowl is coated with oil.
Cover with a piece of cling wrap and keep in a warm place for 1 hr.
You can start making pizza now, but better if refrigerated for minimum 1 hr or overnight.
Preheat oven to 200 degree Celsius. Keep the baking tray inside the oven as well. (lower half).
Oil a big piece of parchment or wax paper and sprinkle cornmeal or fine semolina (I used semolina)
Now dust the work surface with flour and place the dough on it.
Punch down to deflate the dough. Using your hands (or rolling pin) push the dough to make a 9-10 inch circle. I find hands work better. If the dough pulls back, keep covered for few mins and roll again.
Use your hands to make a slightly thick rim.
Transfer to the parchment paper and adjust shape.
Prick with a fork on few places except rim.
Keep aside for 10 mins while you assemble toppings.
Brush olive oil on the rim to get crusty golden bread.
Spread 4-5 tbsp pizza sauce on top. Add your favorite topping and sprinkle or cover with mozzarella cheese as you prefer.
Carefully slide the parchment paper with pizza on to the hot baking tray. (use a chopping board or something sturdy to transfer the pizza to tray)
Bake for 10-15 mins until bottom starts to crisp and brown.
Remove the parchment paper and slide to serving dish.
Slice and serve.
If you bake breads often, I think it’s a good idea to keep instant yeast on stock. Dry yeast works fine, but its little easier and time saving with instant yeast.
This dough is good for thick crust and perfect for thin crust!
Oven should be preheated atleast 15 mins prior to baking. High temperature is very important to get good pizza.