I created this cheese-less, vegetarian pizza for a Meatless Monday while working from home. Unfortunately, the Corona pandemic has forced us all to stay away from crowded places like restaurants. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for homemade pizza dough.
2 cups bread flour
1 package dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
1 – Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
2 – In a measuring cup or glass bowl pour the warm water and add the yeast. You can add the sugar and salt at this point. Set aside.
3 – In a large bowl add the flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill Bread flour, but you can also use all-purpose flour). Pour in the activated yeast mixture and using your hands or a spatula form the dough into a ball.
4 – Add olive oil, flip the the dough, cover and let it rest in the bowl for 10 minutes.
5 – Work the dough onto a greased or lightly sprayed parchment-lined sheet pan and form your desired shape.
Top with cheese and your favorite ingredients, spices and toppings. I added roasted vegetables to this dough.
Bake for 20 minutes or longer for a crispier pizza. (This is a cheese-less veggie pizza).
You can also use this recipe to make Focaccia.