Have you ever wondered if you could make your own pizza from scratch? The answer is yes and it is so easy! The ingredients are probably already in your pantry so why not give making your own vegan pizza dough at home a try?
Pizza is a go-to quick meal fix for us. We love choosing our own toppings. Preferably simple and just a few toppings to really taste them. Nothing is stopping you though if you want more elaborate pizza topping.
You could even get your family involved. It is so much fun making the dough together. In my family, it was a tradition that we kids would prepare the dough. This gave our parents a break and we kids loooved preparing pizza. After we made the dough, we could always use our favourite topping for our part of the pizza.
Make Pizza With The Family
Making pizza dough at home is so easy you can even get your kids involved. It’s a lot of fun mixing the dough and then spreading it on a pizza baking sheet (or if you are like me any big baking sheet you have – I love a good thin pizza base).
Now, what do you need to make this vegan pizza dough recipe? Not much actually. Just flour, yeast (or sourdough starter), water, olive oil and a pinch of salt.
I added some pictures so you can see what the dough consistency should look like.
Vegan Pizza Dough Recipe
Here are the ingredients you will need to make pizza at home.
- 300 g flour
- 1 pack yeast
- 200 ml water
- some olive oil
- pinch of salt
Take a bowl and add the yeast to the water. Wait for the bubbles to form so you know that your yeast is active.
Mix all the remaining dry ingredients in another bowl and make a well. In this well, you can now add some olive oil and water/yeast mixture and knead until the dough is just a little sticky which should take about 5 minutes. If you are unsure how much oil you will need I suggest to add it at the end. Just a little bit so your dough forms a ball.
Cover the dough with a clean tea towel and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
Now you can roll the dough out or if you are like me just wing it and try your hand at stretching it by hand. Then just push it in the corners of your baking sheet.
Add the toppings of your choice. Get your family involved in this stage. It’s fun if everyone adds their own toppings.
Bake in the oven for about 12-14 minutes at 180ºC.
300 g flour
1 pack yeast
200 ml water
some olive oil
pinch of salt
- Add the yeast to the water and wait for bubbles to form.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and make a well.
- Add the oil and water/yeast mixture and knead until the dough is just a little sticky which should take about 5 minutes
- Cover the dough and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
- Roll the dough out or if you are like me just wing it and try your hand at stretching it by hand. Then just push it in the corners of your baking sheet.
- Add the toppings of your choice.
- Bake in the oven for about 12-14 minutes at 180ºC.
Yield: 2 servings
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 612Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 115gFiber: 5gSugar: 0gProtein: 16g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
My recommendation for pizza dough is to pre-bake the pizza dough. This will ensure your toppings will not get burned while baking. Recommended baking time is about 12 – 14 minutes and I sometimes find that is not enough for the dough to be crusty. Another trick is to sprinkle some olive oil over the pizza and that will ensure your pizza to be extra crispy.
This vegan pizza dough recipe can be made ahead of time if needed. Just prepare the dough per instructions and then freeze for when you need it. I like to keep my dough either in a ball or already prepared and pre-baked. This way only the toppings have to add.
What are your favourite pizza toppings? Any crazy combinations that your family loves? Share them with us in the comments.
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