Yesterday, I decided to throw in something easy, fun and yummy. Something like... homemade pizza. A quick scan of the refrigerator made it clear that I have no yeast on hand - and since it was late afternoon, the one small shop we have around here was already closed.
For a moment, I became discouraged. But since my heart was already set on pizza, I decided to try this super-easy no-yeast pizza crust:
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2\3 cup water
Mix all ingredients together and knead until forming a workable ball of dough. Roll it out as thinly as you like and spread a few drops of olive oil on top.
Use your favorite tomato sauce (I prefer to make mine from fresh tomatoes), the toppings you like, and sprinkle with a generous amount of cheese. Bake until cheese melts and becomes nice and golden.
I love using yeast - it truly gives a special flavor to whatever you bake. But if you're stuck with no yeast and still want to make pizza, this one can be an alternative.
The pizza, with some fresh salad on the side and sliced peach for dessert, was enthusiastically consumed by my hungry husband, who said it's much better than most store-bought pizzas. I wish I could share a picture with you - beside the illustration photo I put at the top, but I didn't think of taking one before most of it was gone. So you'll just have to imagine the fresh warm crust with homemade tomato sauce and toppings of olives and mushrooms, and bubbling cheese on top... yum!