Pizzas on a wooden board

No yeast pizza dough

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(107 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Makes 2 pizzas

Try this easy no yeast recipe for pizza dough using just flour, baking powder, salt and oil. Recipe by Helen Hurrell, mum of BBC Good Food member Eleanor

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving (1/2 pizza)

  • kcal352
  • fat4g
  • saturates0.6g
  • carbs68g
  • sugars0.5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein9g
  • salt2.04g
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  • 350g plain flour



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 2 ¾ tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • additional toppings of your choice


  1. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.

  2. Mix together 350g flour, 2 ¾ tsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt in a small bowl, add 1 tbsp oil and 170ml water then stir until it forms a ball. If stiff, add more water, it should be soft but not sticky.

  3. Knead on a floured surface for 3-4 mins. Roll into 2 balls, then flatten out.

  4. Add toppings and bake each on a baking sheet for 15 mins.

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Steve Hain
5th Oct, 2019
I can't see why people are complaining, we made it this morning as a treat to watch the rugby, I did pep it up with tomato sauce add to the mix. Yes it is not like a baught pizza but I can say it is a really good pizza base for a home made one, we will be doing it again very soon because my two kids loved it so did I and it sooooo easy to make
James Huffadine
18th Mar, 2019
Haha I see others have only registered to comment on how vile this recipe is. Avoid at all costs!!
29th Oct, 2018
This was really grim. I am like another person who after making this created an account just to say don't use this recipe. Tried it thin and thick - both unpleasant. Scraped all the ingredients off so as not to waste the whole meal.
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Sofiya Medvedchikova
29th May, 2018
I loved this recipe! It's really easy to make and turns out quite well. For me this recipe is amazing, since I can't eat yeast(allergy) and this recipe turns the closest as the pizza dough.
19th Feb, 2018
This was okay in a pinch but I've put yeast on my shopping list for the next time that we decide we want pizza. I think the recipe probably would be improved if you made sure to roll the pizza bases REALLY thin because even though I thought I had done that already, they came out quite thick and were not really properly done all the way through. So roll VERY thinly, possibly start cooking them before you put the toppings etc on. But not bad and everyone ate them.
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Priscilla Louis
7th Dec, 2017
Thank you for this wonderful recipe.I used it to make mini 4 inch pizzas for my son's Christmas class party.I doubled the recipe and made about 36 mini pizzas.
18th Nov, 2017
This pizza base has saved our pizza nights! I went low (not none) carb in September, cook everything from scratch, replaced all pasta with courgette, cabbage, mash is now swede, etc. but we still wanted our pizza nights without all the added extras in supermarket pizzas. I make these every week - 2 pizzas (thin and large) from the recipe, cook each base for 10 minutes - turn them over when I take them out, add toppings (in our case pepperoni, grated mozarella and of course sauce) then cook for 10 minutes more. Perfect, my daughter loves them which is good enough for me. May not be healthiest pizzas, but I know exactly what is in them. Edit: I created this account to say this as we appreciate this recipe so much. The biggest fun is wondering what shape the pizzas will turn out, as they are rarely round!
31st Oct, 2017
I was so disappointed with this...I even added a bit of basil into the dough to create some flavour, but it was tasteless and had a weird texture. Definitely wouldn't make again.
31st Oct, 2017
I added garlic powder and herb and it was yum. It didnt crisp up in the middle but i have a convection over and find it fails in these areas and my pizzas are always bit soft. If i had a real oven i think it would have been perfect. But maybe not. I dont know what the trays with the holes are so i can't do that. But i was happy and would make again. Aiming for a simple life means not having to buy yeast is favourable.
Honiball Baker
24th Oct, 2017
No that great but good for backup if you don't have yeast.


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