Basic Pizza Dough
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You can find vegan pizza dough at your favorite grocery that stocks products that are kind to animals and the planet, but if time allows, give this homemade dough a whirl. It’s easy enough and awfully tasty.
Serves: Makes 1 (16-inch), 2 (12-inch), or 4 (8-inch) pizzas
  • 1 cup warm water*
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  1. In a small bowl, mix water and yeast.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt, make a well in the center, and pour in water-yeast mixture and olive oil.
  3. Mix with a wooden spoon or dough hook in a mixer until mixture forms a ball.
  4. Turn out onto a floured board and knead 5 minutes. Transfer to a greased medium bowl and let dough rise in a warm place for 90 minutes.
  5. Divide dough into number of pizzas desired. Place dough on a floured surface and roll dough out to desired size or shape by hand. Place dough on a baking sheet liberally coated with cornmeal or on a pizza pan.
  6. Add desired toppings and bake at 425°F for 20 to 25 minutes.
*When poured across wrist, the water should feel slightly warmer than body temperature.

Excerpted from Vegan Junk Food, Expanded Edition: 200+ Vegan Recipes for the Foods You Crave―Minus the Ingredients You Don't by Lane Gold Copyright © 2018 Adams Media, a division of Simon and Schuster. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photographs by James Stefiuk.
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