A simple way to make pizza without beer yeast

A modified Italian receipt for pizza dough


For one thick pizza (normal oven baking tray size) or two thin (same size)

  • 600 gr Flour “00” - white
  • 400 gr water (sligthly warm)
  • 1 tablespoon of extravergine olive Oil
  • 10 gr salt
  • 1 package of instant yeast.

As an Italian citizen and consequently a lifelong passionate of pizza, I found myself many times in wanting a pizza but without the time to do a proper dough and wait at least 8/10 hours to let it sit. Therefore, after having renounced few times, I decided to search for a fast an easy solution. The solution came to mind after having tried the cinnamon rolls receipt: instead of using beer yeast, I could use instant yeast. Surprisingly, it worked and you can find the receipt hereafter:

The process:

  1. Mix the flour, salt and instant yeast in a bowl.
  2. After having thoroughly mixed them, form a hole in the flour and add slightly warm water and oil.
  3. Mix (preferably with hands) until the dough is not sticky anymore. If necessary add flour. Image 1
  4. Let it sit for one hour at room temperature.
  5. After let it sit, put olive oil in the baking tray and roll the dough in it.
  6. Put tomato sauce, mozzarella and whichever topping you prefer (a bit of Origan will make it taste even better!)
  7. Bake it at 250° Celsius degrees for 6/7 minutes.

Variants for topping:

  • This dough can be used to make focaccia - the so called white pizza. You can avoid to put tomatoes.


  • If you don’t get to finish the pizza, you can store it in the freezer for 2 months.


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Published on 02 April 2020