Pizza dough without yeast – St Louis Style

Yield: makes 2 – 12 inch pizzas

St. Louis Style Pizza

St. Louis Style Pizza


2 cups flour

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons olive oil



1.  Combine flour, cornstarch,, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

2.  Combine water and oil in a liquid measuring cup.

3. Stir water mixture into flour mixture until dough starts to come together.

4.  Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead 3 or 4 times, until cohesive.


To roll and bake dough:

1.  Adjust oven rack to lower middle position, place a pizza stone on rack and heat oven to 475 degrees.

2.  Divide dough into 2 equal pieces.

3.  Working with 1 piece of dough at a time, press dough into a small circle, and transfer  to parchment paper dusted lightly with flour.

4.  Using a rolling pin, roll and stretch dough to form a 12 inch circle, rotating parchment paper as needed.

5.  Transfer parchment  and pizza dough to inverted baking sheet.

6. Top each piece of dough with sauce ( sparingly), cheese. and your favorite toppings.

7.  Carefully pull parchment paper and pizza off baking sheet onto hot baking stone.

8.  Bake until underside is golden brown and cheese is completely melted, 9-12 minutes.

9.  Carefully remove pizza from stone to inverted baking sheet or large cutting board  and cool.

10.  Cut into 2- inch squares.



Use your favorite pizza sauce. I use about 1/4th of a small jar of sauce but I also use a 1/4th  of can of  diced tomatoes for each pizza. (Drain the juice from the diced tomatoes.) 



Use  your favorite cheese or combine cheese you like.  St Louis Style uses: 

2 cups shredded American cheese

1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

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This is the pizza I made for Wil’s birthday in 2013 when I was visiting my sister Faith in VA.  I made the dough and Truman, Austin and Caitlin  put on their  favorite toppings. A fun party idea.

Faith was busy making Shrimp tacos  which I will post at a later time.  I took this recipe from  Cook’s Country BEST Country Recipes.  These are tested recipes so all you  do is enjoy!




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