Easy Caprese No Yeast Pizza Dough, a simple, easy and so delicious Pizza. No yeast makes it the perfect weeknight meal. Caprese makes it yummy and healthy.
You know the saying “an apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”, well I have to say in a lot of cases it is right on the mark. My husband and I have started our first year garden of summer vegetables after a not so bad first year of a fall/winter veggies garden.
I have been hinting for years about starting our own garden, we always had an excuse, no time, too much work and the best of all with all the veggies my mother-in-law plants she could feed half the town. So now excuses aside we are on our way.
Every morning I am off to water the garden, a few days ago it was a nice little garden, two types of lettuce, some beets because roasted beets are the best and don’t forget bush beans, love them.
Then the apple fell from the tree, the Italian comes in the door a few evenings ago and declares “the tomatoes are in the ground”, wonderful, nothing like a caprese pasta salad!
The next morning as usual out to the garden I went (by the way our garden is just down the road we share a piece of land with my brother-in-law).
Move over mother-in-law we are now feeding the other half of the town! He forgot to mention that he planted more beans, more salad and 2 long rows of tomato plants!
OK I am not going to complain but really? So what to do? Start thinking about all those amazing tomato recipes I can come up with and make.
I can bottle, freeze, dry and fry them and of course make one of our favourite lunch time dishes a caprese salad. Better yet let’s make this delicious Easy Caprese No Yeast Pizza Dough.
In Italy when you go to some local bakeries they have a vast assortment of different types of pizza and a lot of them are with a pizza dough base and a cold topping, great combination I have to say.
Easy Caprese No Yeast Pizza Dough
Perfect summer dish. So I’m thinking I have the perfect no yeast pizza dough I can top it with a some fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella balls toss with some olive oil and there you have it!
Did I mention I think this would make a great appetizer, instead of doing it in a round pizza pan spread the dough in a square or rectangle one and cut into small pieces.
If you weren’t sure if summer had arrived yet this No Yeast Pizza Dough will remind you it has or at least it’s just around the corner. Buon Appetito!
- FOR THE PIZZA DOUGH
- 1 3/4 cups flour 224 grams
- 1 tablespoon sugar 12 1/2 grams
- 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 grams
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 1/2 grams
- 2/3 cup buttermilk (I added 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and topped the 2/3 cup up with milk let sit for approximately 15 minutes) 162 grams
- CAPRESE TOPPING
- 8 small plum tomatoes quartered and seeded you can cut them smaller if you wish
- 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 grams
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 gram
- 5-6 leaves large fresh basil chopped
- 3 tablespoon olive oil 45 grams
Pre-heat oven to 450° (230 celsius). Lightly grease a medium (12-13 inch) pizza pan. (32 centimeters)
FOR THE PIZZA DOUGH
In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, salt and baking soda, make a well in the middle and add the buttermilk, stir together with a fork then remove to a lightly floured flat surface, knead for approximately 2 or 3 minutes. Form into a ball and let sit for 15 minutes, place on lightly greased pizza pan and with fingers spread to cover the bottom of the pan. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until golden.
FOR THE CAPRESE TOPPING
In a medium bowl gently toss together tomatoes, salt, oregano, chopped fresh basil leaves and olive oil. Spread over baked pizza crust. Cut and serve immediately. Enjoy!
When time permits in my opinion this is the Best Pizza Yeast Dough to try.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own.