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No Yeast Pizza Dough – Puglia Italy Flavours

No Yeast Pizza Dough – Puglia Italy Flavours

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We couldn’t end the month without the most typical Italian dish….. pizza. And since we still have two days until the end of ‘Get fit with Gusto January’, we chose to make a simple pizza. It’s called Pizza Pugliese, and is similar to a Margherita but we are adding onions. The best part is that it is a no yeast pizza dough, so you can make it in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients

1.5 cups Italian flour 00 (190g)
1/2 cup water (100 ml)
A drizzle of a high-quality extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
3.5 tablespoons tomato passata
salt and pepper to taste
A dash of oregano
4 slices onion
80 grams mozzarella cheese

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Preparation

Start by measuring the flour and placing it in a bowl. Add the salt and baking powder and mix well.

I am using baking powder instead of the regular yeast to obtain a pizza dough that is delicious but doesn’t take 2 hours to rise.

Fill half a cup of water and add a drizzle of olive oil to add extra flavour to your dough.

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Pour the water into the bowl and mix everything until you get a dough that is neither too dry nor too sticky (should you need to, add a tablespoon of flour to reach the perfect consistency).

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Roll the dough to form the shape of a regular pizza (I am using a silicone mat but you can use parchment paper or grease your dish).

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Next, pour the passata into a small bowl and season with salt, pepper, and oregano. Don’t forget to add a drizzle of a good extra virgin olive oil for extra flavour. Then spread the sauce over the dough.

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Time to top the pizza with the onion slices and the mozzarella cheese.

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Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 180°C. Take the pizza out of the oven, slice and serve.

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Tips

This pizza should amount to around 700 calories, so if you have a lighter breakfast and lunch you will be fine. Otherwise, you can divide it into two portions and serve it with a salad. If you want to add extra flavour without the extra calories, you can add these pitted olives.

2 Comments

  • Tony O'Regan

    Reply Reply

    Cups in grams for flour and ml for water?

    • Alessia

      Reply Reply

      Hi Tony, 190 grams and 100 ml respectively. Enjoy.

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