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My Life as a Lincoln Park Housewife: Yeastless Pizza Crust

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I am hoping that I will not be a housewife for long…I know I know I am lucky to be here in this beautiful condo and for my biggest daily responsibilities to be talking the dog out, water the flowers, cooking dinner and cleaning the house. But, I just was not made for this life. I like challenges and, I like to really be active in the community. As I write, the dog snores and I think I better get the house to cleaner state before Joe gets home. The husband regularly has early morning cases out at a hospital and then works from home in the afternoon. I am not bothered by a little mess…it stresses him out. So for both of our happiness sakes it is better for me to at least do the minimal cleaning before he gets home. Having the kitchen counter clean makes all the difference. Shoot, I also need to unload the dishwasher and switch the laundry. I know, I know I am spoiled. I have a washer and drying in our unit, a dishwasher, and central air. It occurred to me the other day that in my adult life I have never had half of these luxuries. I told Joe that I currently have the largest, nicest bathroom with the most space for my things than I have ever had in my life.  Joe responded, “You’re Welcome.”

So, my favorite part about being a housewife is cooking so much. Tonight I am making a sausage margarita pizza on yeast-less thin crust. My friend Abby and I discovered this recipe because we didn’t have much money to go grocery shopping or out to dinner and we really wanted pizza. It turns out yeast isn’t good for you anyway…and this is a nice thin crust and you probably have the ingredients already. Unfortunately my tomato plants died while I was on my honeymoon, but the basil survived. Thankfully I got some beautiful tomatoes from the farmers market.

Yeast-less Thin Crust Pizza

2 1/2 c. flour
2 3/4 tsp. baking powder (if using baking soda use half and omit salt)
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. oil
3/4 to 1 c. water

Mix dry ingredients. add 3/4 cup water and oil. Stir until it forms a ball. If dough is stiff, add more water.

The dough will be soft. Knead on a floured surface for 3-4 minutes and then roll out to fit the size of your pizza pan.

Bake at 400°F for 5-10 minutes

Add toppings. For Margarita Pizza brush with an olive oil & minced garlic mixture and top with fresh mozerrella, fresh basil leaves, slices of  tomato and  a few slices of chicken sausage.

Bake at 400F for 15 more minutes.

Joe liked this so much that he ate the first half before class on Tuesday and the second half after class on Tuesday. I had one piece. He is afraid I am trying to make him fat.