While waiting at the orthodontist's office, Joshua flipped through a cook book especially for braces-wearers. The pizza recipe they suggested had a biscuit-like crust rather than a yeast-based crust. Of course! A biscuit pizza crust would be much more tender and easier to chew.
I rarely make anything but yeast-based pizza crusts. My Matza Pizza has no yeast and the crust is not what I would consider "easy to chew". ;) Oh, and I did try making "kefir bread" for pizza crust, which is basically kefir and flour made into a dough. It "rose" about as much as my Matza Pizza, which is to say not at all. :)
My yeast pizza crusts are easy and delicious so that's remained my go-to for pizza... until now.
For this Biscuit Crust Pizza, I used my mom's biscuit recipe which is from a Better Homes and Gardens Homemade Breads cook book. It's a really good staple biscuit recipe!
Ruth (3) got to help make the biscuit dough. It came together so fast. I use my bread machine for yeast pizza crusts and always considered it to be fairly quick, but this biscuit crust seemed really quick.
I wasn't sure how well the crust would do without being pre-baked a little before the toppings were added. But biscuits do bake quickly, and I didn't want a too-dark crust. So, I layered the toppings right over the flat biscuit dough and popped it in the oven.
Seventeen minutes later, the crust was perfect and the top looked pretty good too! We all really enjoyed the biscuit crust. I expected it to fall short of my normal pizza crusts, but it was very good!
I can foresee a lot of Biscuit Crust Pizza in our future. Joshua's teeth haven't really hurt, but they also don't come together right for chewing. Even foods that can be cut small and are soft aren't easy to chew when... you can't really chew. And it probably won't improve for 6 months or so. (We'll see! There's a lot of moving for his teeth to do, but they said we'll start seeing big changes in 6 months.)
Me? I'm just glad we won't have to give up pizza. I probably miss it the most in our family. Not only do I love pizza (I do have 20 different pizza recipes on here, after all!) but it's an easy no-brainer meal to add to the week's menu plan! :)
Have you ever made pizza with a non-yeast crust?