Yes. It’s that good.
I know I’ve been painfully dangling a carrot in front of y’all’s faces when I post photos of our weekly pizza meals … with a promise of the dough recipe! but I always end up taking photos after I’ve prepared the dough.
That would be reason number 5,692 why I’m not a food blogger.
I’m also not a professional photographer.
I like to consider myself a hack in quite a few areas. [insert cheesy Kacia smile, here.]
+ now? on to the pizza dough!
I love making homemade pizzas. Love. Since switching a vegan diet as a family, pizza + pesto pasta has become a staple in this home!
Whenever I would declare it Pizza Night, I would turn to my friend Google + search. Needless to say: I tried a lot of dough recipes.
Eh. I liked some. Hated others. But there was one thing that they all had in common: they all tasted dough-y to me.
Does that make sense? It was like a very-yeast-ish-bread.
We now have our family favorite! Annnnnd we make it at least once a week.
I should add that this dough isn’t a puffy, white flour dough. Andy + I really like thin crust pizza with a good crunch. So, if you do too: enjoy!
Pile everything on the counter. Well, that’s what I do.
Then measure the yeast, sugar + hot water. Give it a quick mix + set it aside.
Put your walnuts in the food processor. After grinding the walnuts, add in your nutritional yeast + sunflower seeds.
When you are finished, it should look like this:
It ends up being a powder, but it’s a bit m-word. You know … rhymes with joist. or hoist. But I refuse to type it: that’s how much I despise that word.
Combine your dry ingredients: whole wheat flour, baking powder, vital wheat gluten, red quinoa, chia seeds, flax seeds, and salt. Am I missing anything? If you don’t have some of the “mix ins” on hand? Don’t worry about it. Add something else – or omit it.
**I grind my own whole wheat flour. I’m not saying this to somehow say “Yes-I’m-Awesome” [because I’m not], but because my whole wheat flour has the germ still in it. I have to keep any left overs in the freezer. So if you want to add some wheat germ? Go ahead!
Add your yeast-water-foaming-concoction to the dry ingredients. Fold in until you need to knead it with your hands. If you need more flour, add a tiny bit at a time. I needed a little more water today, I think I was a little heavy handed on my cups of flour…oops!
[I also double the recipe in these photos! I freeze half for a day when I need a meal quickly!]
Knead your dough for about 5-10 minutes, until it forms a dough consistency + you can form it into a ball.
Cover. Place in the sun. [out of the path of toddlers + puppies, of course].
+ then take time to snuggle on the couch.
I chose to play with this little nugget. :o]
+ now for reason number 10,231 why I am not a food blogger: I punched down my beautifully risen dough before snapping a photo. Arg!
Well, you get the idea.
Cut it in half + form into two balls.
Here is where I am just a bit lazy.
You can roll out the dough, if you’d like, but getting out the rolling pin is too much work.
Yes, I said it: I can be lazy.
Here is what I do:
Spray your pan with olive oil + start spreading out your dough with your hands. I keep flipping my dough over: to make sure it’s not sticking + to check for thick/thin spots.
Get the dough as thing as you’d like it + start adding toppings!
I usually just add whatever I have in my fridge! Today I figured that I would do a Green Monster Pizza, since Green Monster Smoothies are all the rage, right?
I also made one with artichoke hearts, portobello mushrooms I sautéed in balsamic, kale + vegan “cheese.”
Don’t be scared of toppings! We’ve done broccoli, spinach, “tofu mozzerella,” diced tomatoes + so many other random toppings: some have been better than others!
Bake for around 15-ish minutes at 400 degrees, or until as crispy + melty as you’d like. I used Daiya “cheese” for the Green Pizza: I love that stuff.
Now? You eat.
I always get a bit nervous posting recipes: maybe Andy + I just have terrible taste in food!!
But, I’ll take that risk. ;o]
I hope you all have a wonderful Friday! Come Monday?
I will be mother to a one year old.
Don’t mind me as I cry in the corner.
Have an awesome Friday! I’ve created a PDF of this recipe that you can download!
Let me know what y’all think!
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