2 | Cooking | Pizza At Home In 30 Minutes

Quarantine has really made me look for alternates to all the food I’d usually order in. I have been cooking for a few years now and am a pretty decent cook but there are a few things like pizza, cheesecake, breads that I haven’t tried my hand at. Recently, my flatmate and I were craving pizza a lot after not having had it for over two months. Since we were both going to travel in a few days, we decided to not take a chance with ordering in and decided to try our hand at making a pizza at home. 

Despite how convenient online shopping is we couldn’t find any store that would deliver less than 1 Kg of yeast (we couldn’t justify ordering so much for our last week in the house, I moved cities a few days back).  Luckily, I came across this really easy recipe for pizza which doesn’t require yeast and can be made on the stove top. I have been following Bigger Bolder Baking for some time on Youtube and Gemma’s recipes are a blessing for a quick , easy meal. I especially love her mug recipes, do check them out on her blog

One hot, Mumbai afternoon – I decided to surprise my flatmate with home made pizza. Ideally I’d have liked to make the pizza sauce from scratch too but our kitchen would get extremely hot during the day, so all my cooking used to be done quickly. I skipped on making the pizza sauce and went ahead with using tomato ketchup mixed with herbs and spices. The recipe for the pizza dough is fairly simple and requires only flour, water, oil, salt & baking powder. Yes, baking powder is what will replace yeast as a rising agent in this pizza recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (7oz/187g) water, roughly
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 minute pizza sauce/ Ketchup/Store bought pizza sauce 
  • mozzarella cheese , grated
  • fresh oregano, or fresh herbs of your choice, for garnish
  • Chilly flakes
  • Toppings of your choice

 

How to Prepare the Pizza Dough in the oven: 

 

How to Prepare the Pizza Dough on the stove top:

 

I followed the recipe for the stove top pizza very sceptically not expecting it to amount to much. To my surprise the base turned out really well and the overall pizza also turned out to be really tasty. It took around 25-30 minutes to make and I was famished by the time I was done, so I didn’t take too many blog worthy photos. But here is how my pizza looked finally: 

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I promise it tasted far better than it is looking in the photo. I didn’t have a pizza cuter handy, hence the funny pizza slices. I also overloaded it with cheese which is why you can’t see the side crust (something I usually don’t like in pizzas). If you’re locked up at home and want to try something new and easy, definitely give this recipe a try.

Stay safe.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. I have been craving for pizza badly. Dominos is not delivering to my location. And, other pizza places are no good here.
    Thanks for this. I will try this.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Definitely try this – it’s a super easy recipe! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  2. christine szymecki says:

    LOVE Bigger Bolder Baking!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Same! Such easy yet fun recipes!

      Like

  3. Will definitely try my hands in this special pizza😀

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Srishty says:

    i followed a similar recipe, but replaced all purpose flour with whole wheat, just to see how that turns out. while the base was quite nice, the aata taste was quite prominent. still not giving up on aata, i am going to try the same again by using curd or buttermilk for kneading the dough.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      My brother also tried making flatbread with whole wheat and it tasted a cross between roti and bread. I think a mix of whole wheat and all purpose flour might mellow the taste. Maybe a 75-25 combination?

      Liked by 1 person

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