|Vegan "Meat-Lovers" Pizza|
Vegan "Meat-Lovers" Pizza
-1/2 to 3/4 cup Pizza Sauce (Your favorite brand)
-3/4 cup vegan ground beef crumbles
-1 cup vegan sausage crumbles
-10 to 20 vegan pepperoni slices (I used Tofurky brand, place to fit)
-2 Tablespoon vegan bacon, dried or fresh (small pieces)
-2 cups vegan cheese (I use Daiya block cheese, Jack flavored)
-1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
-1 Tablespoon vegan parmesan
-1/2 Tablespoon dried Parsley or Basil
-Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
-1 to 2 Tablespoons olive oil, enough to cover the top
-4 cups bread flour or all-purpose
-1 teaspoon sugar
-1 envelope instant dry yeast
-2 teaspoons kosher salt
-1 1/2 cups hot water, 1/4 cup more if needed
-3 tablespoons olive oil
Bread flour will give you a crispier crust and all-purpose flour will give you a chewier crust, your preference.
Combine the bread flour, sugar, yeast and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix to combine. While the mixer is running, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and beat until the dough starts to forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
|Pre-Conpleted Dough Ball|
|Finished Dough Ball|
Grease a large bowl with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 1 hour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces for 2 pizzas or one for one big pizza. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let them rest for 10 more minutes.
|Seasoned Pre-Cooked Dough|
Assembled Pizza with Toppings
Before assembling your pizza, prepare and set up your ingredients. Grate vegan cheese block and place in a bowl, mix with nutritional yeast and vegan parmesan and set aside. It helps to have your vegan cheese really cold, you can take it out of the fridge right before grating or place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
At this point you can assemble and place you pizza ingredients. Start by placing 1/2 to 3/4 cup of your favorite pizza sauce and spread around the dough until a little short of the edge, about 1/2 to 1 inch. Once sauce is placed, add your vegan ground beef and sausage and evenly distribute. Add on your vegan bacon and top with your set aside vegan cheese mixture, making sure to make even layer. Once everything has been placed on top, sprinkle with dried parsley or basil, salt and pepper. Drizzle with a little olive oil to ensure a nice even browning on the cheese.
|Sliced & Ready to Serve|
|Cooked Dough with Toppings|