Vegan Pizza Dough Recipe
Pizza Dough: the condensed novel
From Vegan with a Vengeance
*Note: While this is technically vegan, this is pretty standard pizza dough recipe. The dough will be more bread like in it’s consistency.
1 cup warm water
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 (1/4 oz) packet of active dry yeast
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
cornmeal for dusting
In a small bowl, proof the yeast for 10 minutes by stirring in into the cup of warm water. If your yeast doesn’t foam up within 10 minutes, it’s dead and you should start over. (Only if using home made yeast. Store bought yeast should be fine.)
In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients and whisk together. Add yeast water and oil, and mix up until a dough forms. It will form quickly, and if you have leftover flour at the bottom of the bowl, just set it aside. Knead for 10 minutes until dough is elastic and somewhat firm. If it’s too sticky, you can add in small amounts of flour. When finished kneading, form into a tight ball.
In another large, oiled bowl, place the ball and turn to coat the entire thing with a thin film of oil, then cover bowl with a damp cloth. Let rise for 1 hour, then punch down and knead for another minute, dusting with flour if necessary, until dough begins to feel less like a sponge and more like dough. Form into a ball again, place back in the bowl, and let it rest for AT LEAST 10 minutes, but really more like an hour or two. You can also freeze it and use it another time!
When it’s time to make pizza, cut the dough into equal sections and roll/stretch out into shape.
Preheat your oven to 500ºf, slide your pie onto a baking pan, and let it go until it’s done- 8-10 minutes.