Hey guys, as promised in my last post, today’s post is my vegan pizza base recipe. A ‘proper’ pizza. Not a healthier version with a vegetable in the base. This recipe is for a traditional bread base, it contains gluten, you know…a regular pizza.
This one is a little weird for me. I used to make a recipe very similar to this all the time when I first started eating a vegan diet but I haven’t made pizza with a bread base for a really long time. It felt a bit strange stood over my scales looking at the ingredients. I almost forgot what I was supposed to do with them.
In my opinion, all crusts that are not a herb crust need to disappear. So, in that sense, this recipe does have a lot of similarities to the last one. As I mentioned in Tuesday’s post, pizzas made the traditional way take forever. I used quick yeast in this recipe to make the whole process a little quicker. This dough only takes around an hour to rise too. I know that’s still a long time, but it’s a lot quicker than some other recipes.
This recipe is vegan, dairy free, soy free and nut free. If you have any allergies, don’t forget to check your yeast. Some brands like to slip extra things in there.
Vegan Pizza Base
- 350 g plain white flour
- 1 tsp sugar
- 7 g fast yeast usually the amount in a single serving sachet
- Small pinch of salt
- 210 ml warm water I mixed half boiling with half tap
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp each oregano and rosemary
- A pinch of chilli flakes optional
Preheat oven to 220°c
Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir lightly in the bowl to combine. Create a well in the centre of the dry mix then pour in the water and oil. Combine to make a dough then tip dough onto a floured surface.
Knead the dough for 5-8 minutes until it feels elastic.
Lightly oil the inside of a mixing bowl and add the kneaded dough. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave to rise until it has at least doubled in size. Mine took around 50 minutes but it could take up to 90 minutes.
Once dough has risen, remove it from the bowl and split into 3 equal portions. Punch out any air from the dough.
Use your fingers to roll out the dough, it should be around ½ cm thick when it is done.
Add toppings and place in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
Do you guys like the look of this? You may have noticed I topped this and Tuesday’s pizza tart with pesto. It’s one of my favourites! What are your favourite pizza toppings?
Until next time,