Pizza Party

by PlantPure Team February 09, 2017

Pizza Party

Pizza has so many endless variations and shortcuts!  This delicious Artisan Pizza Dough is the perfect beginning to a great pizza.  Choose your style of sauce and toppings and now you have a meal everyone is sure to enjoy.  Pizza in our house means cooking together where everyone has the opportunity to customize their favorite combinations.

Pizza Dough

1 ½ cups warm water

1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 tablespoon active dry yeast

1 ¾ teaspoon Ener-G Egg replacer mixed with 1 Tablespoon water)

1 teaspoon sea salt

3 cups white whole wheat flour (you can also use whole wheat flour here too)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water and maple syrup. Let stand until frothy.
  2. Stir in the egg replacer, flour and salt. Knead for 6-8 minutes, until smooth.  Add more flour as needed if your dough is too sticky to knead.
  3. Place the dough in a bowl and cover with a damp towl. Set aside in a warm place to rise, until the dough doubles in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Punch down the dough and allow to double in size again, about 30 minutes.
  5. During the second rise, preheat the oven to 450-500 degrees. Leave your pizza stone in the oven during the preheating. Preheat oven for 45 minutes!!
  6. Divide the pizza dough in half. Coat a cutting board, parchment paper, or pizza peel, with cornmeal to prevent sticking.  Roll out each half into a ¼ inch thick crust. Evenly poke the pizza dough with a fork (this will prevent large bubbles from forming).
  7. Top each pizza pie with your favorite sauce and vegetables.
  8. Gently slide the pizza onto the stone in the oven. Pizza stones give your pizza that authentic crispy crust you get from a wood-fired pizza.

BBQ Sauce

You can make your own or buy an oil free version of BBQ sauce for a shortcut.  Here’s my version of a delicious sweet BBQ Sauce.

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 jalapeno, seeded and minced

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup water

¾ cup tomato paste

3 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons molasses

2 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon low-sodium tamari

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoon cornstarch.

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, sauté the onion, jalapeno, and garlic in a small amount of water until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients until well blended. Add the sauce to the mixture continuously until bubbly and thickened, about 5 minutes.  Cool to room temperature, then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Pesto Sauce

It’s fun to take a creamy break from traditional Italian marinara sauce.  Sometimes I like to top my pizza with this delicious basil sauce, especially in the summer when basil is growing like a weed!

2 cups basil

½ cups pine nuts (or other nuts such as almonds or walnuts may be substituted)

7 oz extra firm tofu (about ½ cake)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

½ teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

¼ teaspoon black pepper

¼ – ½ cup water (as needed)

Directions

  1. Place the ingredients (except water) into a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.  Add the water until you get the consistency you prefer.

Pizza Toppings:  you choose the toppings you enjoy!

1 Fresh Tomato, thinly sliced

1 Red Onion, thinly sliced

1 Red Pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

2 cups Black Olives

2 cups Mushrooms

1 cup Pineapple

1 Jalapeno, seeded and diced (if you like heat)

10 package of Spinach, lightly wilted/steamed

2 cups Shredded Soy Curls

 

 

 

 

 

 

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