I was watching a video a couple days ago when a channel called A Chill Vegan popped up on my recommendations. Since I do consider myself a vegan and a very chill person I couldn’t help but immediately go to her channel to check her out. On the top of her video list was this video, which is her essentially testing different vegan cheeses on pizza. Pizza! Now that’s what I call chill. While I couldn’t find the exact cheese she said was her favorite, I knew I needed to have some vegan pizza. But then I thought to myself, M is working tonight and there’s no way I’m committing to eating an entire pizza by myself because if I’m being super honest with myself I knew I’d try to. That’s when the flatbread pizza brainchild was born.
The exciting thing about this recipe is that you can also use this as a plain flatbread, dipping bread for hummus, makeshift bread for sandwiches, the options are pretty much endless. I also really like this for the base for snacks, like vegan cheese spread, chickpea spreads, and veggies!
Vegan Flatbread Pizza
2 1/4 tsp yeast
1 1/2 cup warm/hot water (I prefer to have water that is as hot as I can handle)
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
3 3/4 cup flour
Combine yeast, water, salt, and 1 tsp olive oil and let sit for five minutes. Once the mixture is done steeping, start mixing in your flour until dough forms. I prefer to add my flour in 1/2 cup increments. This keeps you from getting flour all over yourself and everything you own.
Once all of the flour in mixed in, knead the dough on a floured surface for 5-10 minutes, or until the dough is no longer sticky. After that, rest it in a bowl with 1 tsp olive oil for 35-45 minutes. I like to do mine for 50 minutes but I have pulled it at 35 minutes due to bad time management and it was perfectly fine.
Cut into four pieces, or two large pieces and let rest for another 10 minutes.
Top with your favorite pizza toppings and bake for 10-12 minutes at 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
I topped mine with roasted garlic marinara, Daiya mozzarella style ‘cheese’, and sauteed onion!
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