Thursday, January 21, 2016

Homemade Two-Ingredient Mini Pizza Dough

Now that Babycakes is in kindergarten, I have to prepare a snack/lunch box for her to eat in school. I love looking at recipes and get inspirations from other people's postings be it in facebook, pinterest or blogs. I also joined several food related groups on facebook and I got a recipe for mini pizzas using only two ingredients for the dough. It sounds too good to be true and I was curious and eager to try it. Normally a pizza dough requires yeast but you won't believe it when I say this pizza dough uses only flour and yogurt.
The recipe I saw on the facebook group Lunchbox Ideas For Kids (sorry the group is private but you may request to join, subject to the admin's approval) calls for the use of greek yoghurt. However I simply used this normal plain fresh yoghurt. I am not sure if the texture with greek yoghurt differs though. All you have to do is mix 1.5 cups self raising flour with 1 cup yoghurt or greek yoghurt in a large bowl. The dough will be sticky so you may add flour to your hands. Transfer the mixture onto a kneading board or mat and flour the mat and your hands evenly. Knead the dough until mixed and with this measurement, I made into 8 mini balls which I then flatten to form a pizza base.
In the meantime, prepare your toppings accordingly. I used Prego pasta sauce, chicken balls sliced thinly, shitake mushrooms and cheddar cheese. I wish I have mozarella cheese but they are just so expensive and since this is my first time trying this recipe, sliced cheddar cheese will do for now.
Once the dough and the toppings are ready, it is time to assemble your mini pizzas. You may get your little kids to help with this process. Babycakes helped me with the chicken slices, mushrooms and the cheese.
Clearly my pizza dough were out of shape but heck who cares! Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees celcius (oven temperature may vary so test your oven accordingly) until golden brown for about 15 minutes, depending on your pizza size and the thickness of your dough. What I notice is that if the dough is thick and doesn't bake long enough, the dough turns out a bit dough-ey so you may adjust the thickness if you prefer a crispy thin base. We tried one piece last night and Babycakes approved the pizzas so obviously these were packed in her lunchbox today. That's the reason why I made them in the first place anyway. I asked her if she wants me to cut the pizza into four pieces. She said she wants only two pieces because four pieces is too much and she may not finish. This reminds me of a joke I once read. Oh my Babycakes! Please do not inherit mummy's lack of mathematical skills. *cry*  
I also packed two little pieces for Babypie, a few for myself and 1 piece for hubby's breakfast while three more pieces were kept in a ziplock bag and thrown into the freezer for other days. Yay!

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