What is the function of yeast in pizza?
Yeast makes the base and the crust of the pizza rise x :P x
No, but you do need to use some form of yeast and some type of oil. The yeast is necessary as a leavening agent, which makes the dough rise. Alternative leavening agents such as baking soda or baking powder would make a crust more akin to biscuits than pizza crust. Similarly, some type of oil is needed to produce the appropriate texture and chewiness for a pizza.
Some cookbooks that contain easy pizza dough recipes are Pizza Cookbook: Pizza Recipes, Pizza Crust Recipes, Pizza Dough Recipes and Pizza Sauce Recipes; The Art of Pizza Making: Trade Secrets and Recipes; Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza; and Pizza: More than 60 Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pizza.
Make a pizza dough as you would normally make it with yeast. (Leave the yeast out) Mix one teaspoon of baking powder into the flour before mixing it all together. Add more flower to get the right consistency of the dough. Bake immediately, do not wait for it to raise, as it wont raise without yeast anyway and waiting will decrease the efficiency of the baking powder. When the dough get warm in the oven…