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    • Rave
    • By Rave 22nd Sep 05, 11:17 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 11:17 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 11:17 AM
    The base will just come out like a fajita wrap if there's no yeast in it I reckon- I don't think it'll be very nice under a pizza. Tescos do 8 sachets of yeast for about 70p- have a root around down the back of the sofa maybe?:confused:
    • se999
    • By se999 22nd Sep 05, 11:29 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 11:29 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 11:29 AM
    You can do a pizza scone base, recipe here

    http://www.recipelink.com/mf/0/13909
  • foreverskint
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 11:40 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 11:40 AM
    Try a grated potatoe Rosti type base?

    #Beg some yeast from a neighbour?

    Go to tescos bakery, they give fresh yeast out for free!!
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 22nd Sep 05, 11:46 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 11:46 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 11:46 AM
    There's a recipe for Lazy Pizza in the Old Style Recipe Collection that uses SR flour and works well
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    • purplegirluk1
    • By purplegirluk1 22nd Sep 05, 11:54 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 11:54 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 11:54 AM
    You used to be able to ask for free yeast from the instore bakery in any supermarkets, I am not sure if this is the case now though, can anyone confirm this?
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 22nd Sep 05, 12:15 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 12:15 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 12:15 PM
    Yep. Confirmed. People have often spoken of Tescos and my local Asda does too.
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    • myrnahaz
    • By myrnahaz 22nd Sep 05, 12:25 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 12:25 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 12:25 PM
    My sister uses plain yoghurt in her pizza base - just this and plain flour, as far as I can remember, maybe salt? She certainly doesn't use yeast, and I'm almost certain that she doesn't add fat, either. I remember that the dough was very stiff and that she used her hands to push it to fit the pizza tin. I'll find out more and get back to you.
    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 22nd Sep 05, 12:26 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 12:26 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 05, 12:26 PM
    How about making a flat bread as a pizza base? Just plain flour, baking powder, olive oil and water! ... and a pinch of salt!

    Not sure exact quantites really matter as Lesley Waters just just chucked it all in a bowl and mixed it up on Ready Steady Cook last night

    Or how about my naan bread recipe on the curry page, which is yeastless and would make a superb pizza base if you rolled it out in one big circle
    Last edited by Curry_Queen; 22-09-2005 at 12:34 PM. Reason: forgot the salt!
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 22nd Sep 05, 12:28 PM
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    My sister uses plain yoghurt in her pizza base - just this and plain flour, as far as I can remember, maybe salt? She certainly doesn't use yeast, and I'm almost certain that she doesn't add fat, either. I remember that the dough was very stiff and that she used her hands to push it to fit the pizza tin. I'll find out more and get back to you.
    by myrnahaz
    My naan bread recipe uses yoghurt instead of yeast too
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  • raeble
    I have to admit I never heard of using yeast in a pizza base until I started reading this site. I always made my pizza bases with flour, salt, water and a spot of oil. I rolled it out to the required thickness. I never had a problem with it, of course it did mean cooking it in moderate oven to ensure the base cooked.
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 22nd Sep 05, 12:33 PM
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    How about making a flat bread as a pizza base? Just plain flour, baking powder, olive oil and water!

    Not sure exact quantites really matter as Lesley Waters just just chucked it all in a bowl and mixed it up on Ready Steady Cook last night
    by Curry_Queen
    That's pretty much the way I make a scone base - except I'm lazy and use self raising flour
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  • dooj
    lazy pizza
    where do i get the recipe? anyone got a link for it?
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 22nd Sep 05, 2:08 PM
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    It's in the Main Courses section of our Old Style Recipe Collection.

    You can find them in our "Indexed Collections" sticky at the top of the forum listing, or you can follow the clue in my signature any time you see it or...

    ..you can use the Indexed Collections link in the Blue Bar at the top of every page which looks something like this:-


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  • carol_a
    There's one in Shirley Goode's book using yoghurt :

    4oz wholewheat flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    yoghurt to mix
    1 tbsp oil (to cook)

    Mix to a soft dough, roll out into a thin circle. Then she cooks it on one side in a frying pan in the oil for 1/2 minute, turns it over, adds the sauce, toppings etc then cooks under a grill for 2-3 minutes until cheese etc hot and bubbling. I remember trying it about 8 years ago and it was fine. Don't know why I haven't done it since really.
  • dooj
    lazy pizza
    thanks carol how much does it make what size pizza... i really want to try it.. how much yoghurt?
    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 22nd Sep 05, 4:36 PM
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    Oh Carol, talking of using a frying pan, that reminds me of a very quick and easy pizza that Nick Nairn made on Ready Steady Cook once ... which I've managed to track down and is here

    Obviously you can choose your own toppings and don't have to use the same as he did, but the idea is good!
    Last edited by Curry_Queen; 22-09-2005 at 4:39 PM.
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  • carol_a
    Sorry it doesn't give any dimensions as such. It just says to roll out to fit a "large" frying pan, there's not that much flour so you could always increase the recipe if you have a really large pan. Mine's about 8-9 inches in the base I guess. As for youghurt it just says yoghurt to mix so add it gradually until it's mixed to a soft dough, not too sticky and not too dry, so it can be rolled out ok.

    Thanks Curry Queen for the tip above, that does look like a similar idea and I like the idea of cooking it quickly like that.
    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 22nd Sep 05, 5:32 PM
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    Yes, I like that idea too and after watching him do it I thought it would be something I'd like to try, but as usual I forgot all about it LOL! ... until you mentioned the frying pan that is, so cheers hun!
    "An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"
    ~
    It is that what you do, good or bad,
    will come back to you three times as strong!

  • carol_a
    My breadmaker arrived this afternoon so I should really be trying out pizza dough in that now!! Can't wait to try it but it may have to wait until weekend as I'm trying to paint son's bedroom at the mo.
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