I am too impatient to watch dough rise, so I use this recipe for quick delicious pizza dough.
*1 ½ c flour (white, whole wheat, gluten-free, etc. will all work fine)
*1 tsp baking powder
*1 to 2 tsp dried herbs of your choice (oregano, basil, rosemary)
*½ tsp salt
*1/8 tsp ground black pepper
*1 egg equivalent of powdered egg replacer (substitute for an extra ½ tsp baking soda and splash of your choice of liquid)
*¼ cup oil
*½ cup vegan milk (soy, almond, rice, etc.)
Topping and Sauce Ideas: marinara, vegan pesto, olive oil, mushrooms, onions, broccoli, corn, beans, avocados, figs, all the fruits and veggies you can think of, nutritional yeast, fake meats, soy cheeses (my favorite’s the gourmet brand)
Preheat oven to 425 F. Mix dry and then wet ingredients, using your hands to kneed together. The dough can be stretched or rolled in a variety of ways. I like to flatten the dough with my hands on a floured surface, place in an oiled glass pan, metal cookie, pie pan, or whatever is around and continue to flatten to about ¼ inch thick. Bake the crust for about 10 minutes or until light brown. Add sauce and toppings and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes. And now the fun of trying to cut the pizza without burning your fingers.
I’ll be making Pizza for Vegan Potluck this week, Saturday 6pm Mills Kitchen.