The Perfect Vegan Pizza
I know to say that this recipe is for “The Perfect Vegan Pizza” may sound a little conceited, but trust me, I definitely deliver with this beautiful dish. I love making my own pizzas and have been doing so for a while now. My son is a pizza-holic and would probably eat it every day if I let him. I feel better knowing what’s going in to the ingredients of the food we’re eating, plus it’s really fun to make your own pizzas! Using whole wheat flour for this recipe makes for a hearty crust with the benefit of not having the good stuff taken out of your flour.
Making your own pizza is actually really easy and is a fun family or friend get-together activity,. If you’re doing this with guests, you might want to make the crust dough before your guests arrive.
The best part about making your own pizza is that you can add whatever toppings you want! My son had a classic pepperoni and cheese, while I made this vegan beauty with tomato sauce, kale, garlic, dried cilantro, homemade paprika olive oil, along with the pièces de résistance, my also homemade spicy turmeric pickled onions.
You will love how simple and delicious this recipe is, don’t forget to post your pics and tag me @cazoshay_marie and #DIDwithCazoshay!
2 cups warm water
1 Tablespoon yeast
1 Tablespoon salt
2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
5 cups whole wheat or unbleached flour, divided
Olive oil for the cooking sheet or pan
Mix warm water and yeast and let sit for 5 minutes.
Add 2 ½ cups of flour to the yeast mixture and mix well in a mixer or food processor with a dough hook on medium-low speed.
Add the other 2 ½ cups of flour along with the salt and nutritional yeast, knead in mixer or food processor until smooth and completely combined.
Place dough in a bowl.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rest for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Pour just enough olive oil onto baking sheet or pizza pan to evenly coat.
Thoroughly flour a flat surface.
Remove dough from bowl (if it’s too sticky add more flour as needed, a little at a time. No more than about a tablespoon).
Split dough into the number of pizzas you want to make (at least two unless you have a giant oven) and roll into balls again. You can also do this one at a time as you make each pizza.
Roll out each ball of dough flat to about 1/4 inch thickness and place on greased pan or sheet.
Top your pizza dough with whatever you want, leaving about 3/4 of an inch along the outside for a crust if desired.
Bake each pizza separately for 15-20 minutes.
Note: You can also use this recipe for bread sticks or cinnamon sticks. They only need to cook for about 15 minutes.
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