Go-to Quick & Easy Pizza
Have you ever had a plan to do something that seemed easy and very do-able, only to find out it wasn’t going to work? Well, that happened to me for Super Bowl Sunday this year.
I had a few tried and true recipes I wanted to make and new one to try out; it was going to require getting out the Fry Daddy and doing some serious deep frying. I had prepped some of the items on Saturday evening and while doing the dishes I was contemplating how I was going to get organized on Sunday. About 3/4 of the way thru doing the dishes, I was suddenly hit with a spray of hot water…..within seconds I realized there was a leak under the sink and it was spraying thru the doors up on me. I hollered for Mike to come and within five minutes he had the vault turned off. But not before a lot of water was sprayed out onto the floor.
We contacted our rental agents and they had the plumbers come on Monday afternoon to fix the situation. (A side benefit to this mishap is that I now have better water pressure as they repaired both supply lines.) But it was obvious that I was not going to have running hot water until it got fixed. The deep frying menu had to be postponed. Pizza became the solution.
Pizza may not sound like an easy solution, but using this recipe makes it easy. Two ingredients–self-rising flour and Greek style yogurt mixed together and then spread out on a pizza pan (sprinkled with corn meal first—believe me! You do not want to forget that step. I know because I did forget it once.) to be topped with olive oil, garlic, cheese, and any other toppings you want. If you prefer a more traditional sauce, you can use any tomato sauce or even a white sauce in place of the olive oil and garlic.
Recipe for pizza dough
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup Greek yogurt (plain)
Mix both ingredients together in a bowl. Turn out on counter with flour spread on it and knead for 2-5 minutes.
Stretch dough out to fit pan and add toppings that you like.
Bake in oven at least 450 degrees high for 15 minutes. Check for brown crust underneath and take out once it is ready. I usually start checking after 12 minutes; sometimes I have to bake it for an additional five minutes.
The added benefit to this change in my menu was that we got to celebrate National Pizza Day on Tuesday with leftover pizza! 🙂