No Rise Pizza Dough

No Rise Pizza Crust

This recipe is great for making pizza dough on a busy weeknight because it is so effortless. The dough rolls out easily and makes a crust that is crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I doubled the recipe to make 2 pizzas for my family (or just one big one)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • cornmeal – optional

Toppings:

Pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, veggies and meats of choice.

Tip: You can make your own pizza sauce with 1 can of tomato paste: Thin out the tomato sauce with some water until the consistency of sauce.  Add garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, stir and pour on partially baked crust.

Directions

  1. Mix flour, baking powder, garlic and salt together in a bowl; stir in milk and olive oil until a soft dough forms.
  2. In the bowl, knead the dough 10 times. (Push down and away with both wrists, fold in half, turn dough and repeat 10 times) If the dough seems to dry, add a little milk at a time until pliable but not wet.
  3. Shape dough into a ball. Cover dough plastic wrap and top with an inverted bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Spread a light layer of cornmeal on your baking sheet and roll dough into a 12-inch circle.  It should be pretty thin.
  5. Bake just the crust in an oven at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes. Brush with Olive Oil.
  6. Top crust with your favorite toppings and bake until light golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.