PIZZA. This is one of the things I was most concerned about giving up when I went vegan… I basically require pizza to live. Lucky for me, I’ve still been able to enjoy it as a vegan with the use of Daiya cheeze and all the veggies I am used to. I’ve also perfected my own pizza dough which is super easy to whip up and makes a huge difference! You may remember I posted about vegan crazy dough a while back, but I’ve made some slight alterations.
Vegan Pizza Dough
1 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp instant yeast
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil
Throw all of the ingredients into a food processor or mixer and replace any blade fittings with plastic dough ones, if you have them. Blend until the ingredients form a ball of dough, with my Ninja (check it out here) it takes about 15 seconds.
Take the ball of dough and divide into two equal halves. wrap in saran wrap and allow to rise for about an hour. Preheat your oven to 425ºF.
After it has puffed up, dust a surface and your hands with flour and stretch one of the balls of dough into the shape you want your crust. Add your sauce and toppings, and a light layer of Daiya cheeze. Put the whole thing in the oven on a centre rack and bake until the crust browns. After removing the pizza you can brush the crust with olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
The dough is really soft and chewy which I absolutely love. I had been using the dough straight out of the blender which also works, but found that allowing it to rise for a bit first made a big difference. Give it a try and let me know how it goes ❤