Upstyle the pizza you eat at home and make it yourself! This easy flatbread pizza is very simple to make and doesn't require yeast, which was the number one reason I tried it in the first place! Yeast has become the number one desirable ingredient in 2020 due to all the home baking that's been going on during lockdown and therefore easy yeast free pizza recipes are like gold dust. I've been fiddling with this one for a few weeks and finally have it right. It uses yogurt which makes it deliciously soft whilst still having a crispy base and edges. Roll it out nice and thin to get optimum results. You can vary the toppings, I’ve tried a few different combinations now and have added them to the end of this post but making your own tomato sauce makes a huge difference so I have included that down below as well. Read on for the recipe...
Easy flatbread pizza recipe
Serves one very hungry person or two moderately hungry people
Ingredients for the dough:
100g self raising flour
1/3 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of sea salt
Ingredients for the tomato sauce
1 small white onion
1 clove of garlic
1 can of tinned tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon dried italian herbs
salt and pepper
To make the tomato sauce, heat some olive oil in a thick bottom saucepan and chop the inion and garlic. When hot enough, fry the onion for 5 minutes before adding the garlic being careful not to let it get too hot and burn. When soft, add the herbs and then the tinned tomatoes. Stir regularly and leave on low heat for 20 minutes before using an immersion blender and making it smooth.
To make the dough, first preheat the oven to 220C / 200C fan. Put the flour in a bowl before mixing in the yogurt with a spoon. It will seem at first like it won't mix, but keep at it and eventually it will form a ball at which point turn it out onto a surface dusted with flour and manipulate it a bit until it is firm. Then place it on a tray and roll out with a rolling pin. The reason I say to wait until it's on the tray before rolling it is that it can be difficult to move so best to do it in situ! You can put some greaseproof paper on the tray to help it not stick as well if you have any (which I don't).
Place in the oven for 3 minutes, by which time it will have begun to rise. Then remove it from the oven and spread the tomato sauce over the base, sprinkle with mozzarella and then add the toppings.
Return to the oven for another 4-5 minutes, or until your cheese is bubbling and toppings are ready. I like to serve with a crisp green salad.
Suggestions for toppings:
Sausage, peppers and dried chilli flakes (fry the sausage and peppers first)
Grilled courgette and parmesan flakes (V)
And enjoy! If you have any other good topping suggestions, please comment below as I'd love to try them!