Nearly no-knead pizza!

[blockquote quote="Our resident chef is back in the building! Lottie has created another amazing student-friendly recipe for us and it's seriously making our mouths water!" name="Allie"] I don’t know what’s sadder; the unfortunate truth that ONE takeaway pizza can cost more than two hours work or the fact I can manage to eat the whole thing in one sitting. Both, I think, are equally depressing pieces of knowledge. This nearly no-knead pizza recipe is a defiant response to such dreary information. It costs tuppence to make (seriously, no more than a couple of quid) and it’s light and delicious and can be easily topped with all sorts of healthy goodness, which practically demands you to sit down and eat the whole thing to yourself. Right? Right. I’m down for any recipe that excuses me to eat a whole pizza. Because: cheese. pizza-1

The Recipe

This particular recipe is also about time saving, I don’t think anyone has ever been patient for pizza. Once you’re decided on pizza you NEED it and you need it now. So this recipe cuts out the faff of excess kneading (you only have to knead this dough for 2 minutes!) and rising by simply cutting out the yeast. And guess what? It still tastes utterly delicious. We’ve stumbled upon the key to happiness, folks. And it lies in quickly-made pizza.

For the Base

  • 240g plain flour
  • 120ml water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

For the topping:

  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ball mozzarella
  • 75g sliced chorizo
  • ½ green pepper, sliced
  • handful of mushrooms, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 200c. Then combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Add all of the water and then using your hand like a dough hook bring the flour and water together until a ball of dough forms.
  3. Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. This should take 2-3 minutes. If you find the dough to be a little dry, lightly wet your hands and continue to knead.
  4. Using a rolling pin or empty wine bottle, roll out your dough into a pizza base and place on a oven tray.
  5. Brush olive oil over the pizza base. Now in a small bowl, combine the tomato puree, oregano and water to make a tomato paste. Brush the paste over the base, too. ‌ pizza-4
  6. Tear the mozzarella and scatter all over the pizza base.
  7. Prepare your toppings and add these. Turn up the corners of the pizza to make a crust and then cook in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until the cheese is bubbling.
  8. Serve with potato wedges and salad!

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