Easy Basic Pizza No Need to Proof or Rest the Dough

Easy Basic Pizza No Need to Proof or Rest the Dough

You can make this right away whenever you feel like eating it. You can even bake it in a toaster oven.

Ingredients: 1 18cm pie

Bread (strong) flour (or use 1/3 to 1/2 cake flour for a more tender crust)
100 g
Baking powder
3 to 5 g
Water (or milk)
70 ml
Melting type cheese
to taste
Tomato paste (or tomato puree, ketchup, hot chilli sauce, etc.)
about 1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
a generous amount
Dried basil, dried oregano
a generous amount
Toppings of your choice
to taste


1. Mix the bread flour and baking powder together.
2. Add the water, and knead with your hands. (If the dough won't come together, add a little more water.)
3. Press the dough out on a piece of kitchen parchment paper. You can use aluminum foil instead but dust it with flour first so that the dough doesn't stick to it.
4. Spread the top with tomato paste, and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper, dried basil, and dried oregano. For a basic pizza, just top this with cheese.
5. Add any toppings of your choice. If you want it to be spicy, add some red chili pepper or hot chili sauce.
6. Drizzle the pizza with a little olive oil, and put it in the oven. You can use a toaster oven too. Cover with aluminum foil halfways through to prevent the pizza from burning.
7. When the pizza is done, drizzle with a bit more olive oil, and enjoy.
8. This one is overbaked. I kneaded the dough using milk instead of flour. If you top the crust with fresh tomato slices it really tastes great.
9. Here, I kneaded some dried basil into the dough. I sprinkled on a little curry powder to make the corned beef I used as topping a bit easier to eat.

Story Behind this Recipe

This recipe got its start when I wanted to eat a simple anchovy and olive pizza right away. I used to make this topped with ketchup, hot chili sauce and sliced garlic.