Basic Vegan Pizza Dough
This one isn’t glutenfree, neither is it oil or saltfree. The toppings I used (mainly talking about the vegan sausages) aren’t the healthiest option either but I simply wanted to show my classmates that vegan doesn’t always mean healthy, fruits, clean, glutenfree or whatever. And the most important thing is that they freaking loved it and of course, that no animal got harmed for this one, right? As I am gluten-sensitive (aka my stomach starts rambling and hurting ENORMEOUS when I eat gluten) since some months, I can’t talk from my own ‘good’ experiences considering the taste of the dough but as I said, my classmates loved these little pizzas, so mission accomplished, I’d say?! 😜
- 500 g all-purpose flour
- 300 ml lukewarm water
- 12 g fresh yeast
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3/4 tsp fine pink salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- toppings of choice
- Start by crumbling the teast into the warm water. Stir with a spoon until well combined. Measure the flour and put it onto the surface shaping it like a vulcano. Into the middle add the oil, salt & sugar. Add in about 1/3 of the water and yeast mixture and carefully start to knead it from the outside to the inside.
- *Short tip: By writing ‘carefully start to knead..’, I really mean CAREFUL. And don’t add to much water at once because if you’re as lucky as I was, it’ll spill over and run down your table or wherever you’re doing it (makes a big big mess, believe me).
- Next, add some more of the yeast-water mix and repeat until it’s all used up. If the dough is too sticky, add some more flour. Knead the dough for about 10-15 minutes until it is nice and smooth. Lightly grease a medium sized bowl and put the dough into it. Leave it somewhere warm for the next hour.
- Once it has about doubled in size, punch it down so that the air finds its way out. Roll it into a thick roll and slice it into 6 similar pieces.
- Using your hands, shape a pizza out of each piece. Feel free to make it as thin/thick as you like. Now, preheat the oven to 250 degrees Celcius and put a tray onto the highest rail. Preheat a non stick pan and put one pizza into it. Always check the bottom. While it’s in the pan, add your toppings such as tomato sauce, corn, etc. Once it starts to get brown spots, put it onto the tray in the oven. Leave it in there for another 10-12 minutes until the edges are golden-brown. Repeat with every pizza.
- Put them onto a plate to cool down or eat while still warm. Enjoy!