So heat up that Pizza Stone, dust off your kitchen aid mixer or roll up your sleeves to put in a quick workout kneading this artisan pizza dough to perfection. Brought to you straight from Italy, If you are after thin crust, authentic pizza pies like they make in Napoli – this is your lucky day!
The hotter the stone gets, the crispier the crust!
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Best Vegan Pizza Dough Recipe
The absolute best thin crust pizza dough recipe you’ll ever need - easy to make using the cold water method, organic all purpose flour and instant yeast.
- 5 cups all purpose flour + more as needed
- 2.25 cups cold water (ice cold is best)
- 1.5 tsp active dry yeast
- 1.5 tsp sea salt
Add the flour, yeast and salt to the large bowl of a mixer and combine well.
Start adding in the cold water and keep mixing using the paddle attachment until everything is combined well.
Switch to the dough hook and knead on medium - low speed for 10 minutes until a smooth dough has formed. It should stick a little to the bottom of the bowl but not the sides. Sprinkle a bit more flour if it seems to sticky.
Sprinkle some flour on a kitchen counter or cutting board and dump the dough on top. Use a sharp knife and cut it into 6 or 8 pieces.
Lightly oil your hands with a drop of olive oil and shape each piece into round balls. Place them on a lightly oiled cookie sheet at least 4 inches apart from each other. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 2 hours at room temperature. ( Alternatively you can individually wrap each one and refrigerate or freeze for later.)
Meanwhile preheat a pizza stone with your oven for at least one hour at 500”F or higher.
Sprinkle some flour on a board or the kitchen counter and place a piece of dough on top. Sprinkle some more flour on top and using the palm of your hand press down on it until a thin round forms, about 1/2 inch thick. Stretch it out as thin as possible without tearing it and transfer it to floured pizza peel or a piece of cardboard.
Spoon a couple of tablespoons of sauce in the middle and spread it evenly with the back of the spoon leaving about 1/2 inch border. Add your favorite vegan cheese on top and transfer the pie carefully to the preheated stone in the oven. ( Remember to also sprinkle some flour or cornmeal on top pf the stone before transferring your pizza).
Bake for 5 to 8 minutes to your liking.
Mix the flour, salt and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Use a wooden spoon and stir in the flour until a dough forms. Add more flour If the dough still sticks to the sides, remember you want it to be a it sticky on the bottom.
Dump it onto a floured work surface and use the palm of your hand to knead it for a good 15 minutes or so until smooth and just a little sticky.
Follow the above steps to bake accordingly.