Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Kitchen Tales Episode 7: Homemade Pizza

I have been wanting to make my very own pizza for years. The only setback is I have no idea how to make the dough. I don't like the idea of kneading and tossing the dough and making an awful mess in the kitchen.

One day, almost twin and I were having a chat and I mentioned that I really wanted to try to make my own pizza, which includes a dough that is no-fuss. She gave me a dough recipe that is so easy to make that it's scary. It's Olive Oil No-Knead Dough. I mixed all the ingredients in 10 minutes flat and all I had to do was wait for the dough to rest for a couple of hours.

After two hours, I looked at my bowl and saw that my dough doubled. When I dusted my kitchen bench with flour to stretch and roll the dough, I found it pliable and the consistency was perfect! I don't have a pizza stone or a pizza pan so I arranged the dough on a baking sheet as thinly as I can. I decided to make a Margarita Pizza - drizzled a bit of olive oil on the dough, used canned diced tomatoes as a base, dried oregano, sliced gourmet tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. I baked the pizza for 10 minutes in a 250 - 300 degree fan forced oven for 10 minutes.

The result? Is this...

After having homemade pizza, I will never go back!

No Knead Pizza Dough

2 3/4 cups lukewarm water
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated yeast
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour

Mix the yeast, salt, sugar and olive oil with the water in a bowl. Mix in the flour without kneading using a large wooden spoon. Cover (not airtight) and allow to rest at room temperature for about 2 hours.


  1. wow - this pizza dough looks great - I just made pizza dough on the weekend but am on the look out for other ideas and I want to try this - hope you don't mind me posting a link to this post to remind myself

  2. wow great job on the yummy pizza and I love your blog Rebecca

  3. You did a wonderful dough!! My husband and I love thin crust pizza!! A must try. Thanks Kathy

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  7. Homemade pizza is the greatest! And it's so much cheaper, too! (Hi from the Foodie Blogroll!)

  8. You have done a great job. The pizza is very delicious too. Can it compete with the Best Pizza in Melbourne in taste?