– 1 cup of plain or Greek yogurt
– 2 cups of self-raising flour (and extra for kneading)
– Pasta or pizza sauce / you can make your own sauce with a blend of herbs (oregano, basil etc.) and chopped tomatoes
– Any cheese/ as much cheese you wish! I normally use cheddar but mozzarella is more authentic
– A touch of oil (for your baking tray)
– Spices such as chilli (to taste)
– Toppings: up to you! Meat, fish and veg all work well (cook your raw meat or vegetables before adding to your pizza later)
Pic: Tony (Flickr)
1. Firstly, preheat your oven to around 180 degrees.
2. Mix the yogurt with the flour, adding as much flour as you need to create a lovely doughy consistency.
3. Now the fun part! – prepare your table for a whole lot of kneading. Cover it in flour so none of the dough sticks to the table.
4. To knead, you must push and stretch the dough with the heels of your hands, always sprinkling flour to maintain the ‘pizza-like’ consistency.
5. When you have finished kneading you must shape your pizza. A roller can help you stretch and thin your pizza as you like it. However, the circular shape is most common; heart shapes, squares, and rectangles could be cool though!
6. When you’ve decided on your shape, pop your pizza onto a well oiled baking tray and begin to add toppings.
7. Layer your pizza with some tomato sauce.
8. Next, add cheese (generously). Add extra toppings as you wish
9. Drizzle the pizza in some oil and chilli seeds (if you’re feeling spicy).
10. Lastly, pop the pizza in the oven for around 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and turned golden.
Disclaimer – without the use of yeast in the pizza the consistency of dough will be different to a classic, Italian style pizza- but it’s still just as tasty… and a lot less effort. And remember – make sure raw meat and fish is cooked before adding as a topping.
Words, Danielle Conlon
Pic: Yoshihide Nomura (Flickr)