Guys! This recipe for pizza will change your life! Ok, maybe not that extreme, but it will allow you to make pizza right as you come home from a busy day at work. No need to let the dough rise is what saves you the time! I love making homemade pizza, but always forget to make the dough the night before. So..this flatbread pizza recipe is a huge life saver!
I recommend making an extra one for lunch the next day. Pizza is so versatile and can be a great way to get in more vegetables in your diet! Also, because the dough is so thin, it doesn't give you that heavy feeling that regular pizza can give you. Win, win!
3/4 cups (6 ounces) lukewarm water
1 teaspoon active-dry or instant yeast
2 cups (10 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Base - Red or white sauce, or pesto, or just a simple brush of olive oil.
Toppings - cheese, vegetables, herbs (the options are endless)
For the pizza below, the base is a simple red sauce, topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, and arugula!
Preheat oven to 500° F and let it heat up before you place the dough in. If using a pizza stone, place it in oven while preheating.
Add the water and yeast to a bowl and stir until yeast is dissolved.
Add flour and salt to the bowl and mix until a dough starts to form.
Place dough on a work surface with extra flour. Knead until the flour is mixed in and the dough is smooth and elastic. Cover the dough in a bowl until ready to use.
When ready, split dough in two and roll them out onto parchment paper until you have formed a thin pizza dough. You can do this with your hands or with a rolling pin.
Add your sauce and toppings to the dough and place the pizza on a pizza stone (with parchment paper).
Bake for 5 minutes, the rotate the pizza (you can remove the parchment paper now) and let it bake for another 5 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool before slicing and serving.
Tip: Add arugula after you take the pizza out of oven to keep it from wilting.
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