Sometimes it’s good to break the rules.
To not think things through.
To do something on a whim.
To take a short cut.
That’s what I did with this pizza dough.
I know, I know, the right way to do it involves yeast, and resting, and more time, but I’m feeling like a culinary dare devil these days ;)
2 ingredients. Like seriously. How amazing is that? (Here is the original recipe)
You end up with dough that looks like this.
After that it’s only a question of rolling it out on a greased baking tray, pre-baking for a few minutes, topping it with whatever catches your fancy and baking it again.
You will end up with this yummy, yummy pizza.
I’m not even going to bother writing out a recipe for this one.
The next time you want to eat pizza, and eat it NOW, here’s what you do: Mix 200g self-raising flour and 180g yogurt together. Now you may need a little more flour if it’s too sticky, so have some extra at hand. Mix together till you have rough ball of dough and then knead on a floured surface for a few minutes. At this point, pre-heat your oven to 250º C (Yes, I know that’s crazy hot, but just go with me on this, won’t ya?) Divide the dough in two, grease a baking tray (you’ll get 2 pizzas out of this amount of dough, if you stretch it thin enough to cover a standard baking tray), and spread out one half of the dough on the baking tray. Use your hands to spread the dough out as thin as possible, reaching the corners of the tray. Pop this pizza base into the hot oven for 4-5 minutes, and then remove.
Now, at this point you can do one of two things.
1. Be fancy. This means you make Marinara or Pesto from scratch, buy some deliciously stringy, melty cheese, and make some toppings that require more love and attention than cutting open a packet of pepperoni.
2. Be cool. Bravo if you choose this one. I foresee a great friendship in our future. You will start by looking inside your fridge. If you see tomatoes and onions you will smile and proceed to chop them up, cook them in some oil, add a dash of herbs, some salt and sugar, and look mighty pleased at your impromptu Marinara! Then you will look in your freezer and fish out the packet of pepperoni that was sitting there, and a few cheese slices. If nothing else, you pull out your all-time fav kitchen love- the egg <3
Slather your sauce over the pre-baked crust, cover with toppings, and bake again for about 35-40 minutes, at the same temperature. You’re done!
Proceed to stuff your face with yumminess.
So once in a while do things the crazy way. The (delicious!) results may surprise you :)