Vegan Veggie Pizza
Submitted June 10, 2012 by Holly Duke (http://sticktoyourgreens.com)
A delicious Vegan Vegetable pizza made possible by Daiya. Soft and fluffy homemade crust with a savory homemade sauce. Great for a pizza night with the guys (tested and true!) or just a quick and easy dinner.
For full blog post see: http://sticktoyourgreens.com/2012/06/10/pizza-night/#
- Vegan (476)
- Dairy Free (including lactose and casein) (438)
- Peanut Free (408)
2 tbs Active Dry Yeast
3/4 cup warm Water
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup White Cane Sugar
1 tsp Oregano
1/2 stick (or 3 tbs) Earth Balance Butter
3 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup hot Water
Combine the yeast, warm water, salt, sugar, and oregano in a mixing bowl. Let it sit and rise into a sweet yeasty froth.
Next mix in 2 cups of flour and the Earth Balance butter. Add the 1/2 cup of hot water. Slowly add the remaining cup of flour until the dough is slightly sticky. Place the dough in a warm place and allow to rise for 20 to 30 minutes.
While you wait, lightly flour a counter and grease your pizza pan. You will also need a small amount of vegetable oil to brush on the outer edges of the crust. When the dough is ready, place it on the counter. Knead gently and add flour as needed. Roll or flatten the dough with your hands into a large circle. Lightly flour the top of the dough, then fold it in half and place it on the pizza pan. Folding the dough prevents it from tearing, but make sure the dough isn’t too sticky or you won’t be able to re-open it!
Unfold the dough and gently spread it out until it fills the entire pizza pan. Finally, brush a small amount of vegetable oil on the crust of the pizza. That’s what makes it turn a delicious golden brown!
*If you only needed the crust recipe, add your sauce and toppings then bake for 10-15 minutes at 425 F. Keep reading for the sauce recipe.
Homemade Pizza Sauce
3 cloves Garlic
5 large Basil Leaves
1 medium-sized Tomato
2 tbs Ketchup
1-2 tsp Water (be careful or it will get runny)
salt, black pepper, and oregano to taste
This one’s easy. Blend it all in a blender or food processor. I use a big boss (magic bullet). I just love the name!
1/4 cup onion
1/4 cup green pepper
1/4 cup broccoli
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup Daiya Cheddar Shreds
1/4 cup Daiya Mozzarella Shreds
Add sauce and toppings to your pizza. Brush the crust of the pizza lightly with vegetable oil (if you haven’t already), then bake for 10-15 minutes at 425 F (you may already know this from above).