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vegan pizza dough with italian herbs on a wooden board

Vegan Pizza Dough

Jacqui
This vegan pizza dough recipe is easy-to-make and enriched with Italian herbs for extra flavor. All you need is 7 pantry-friendly ingredients!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting 1 d
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Italian, Vegan
Servings 2 12-inch pizzas

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

Making pizza dough

  • Prepare the dough ingredients: Sift flour into a mixing bowl and mix it with active dry yeast. In a measuring cup, mix lukewarm water, olive oil, sugar, and salt. Whisk until combined, then add to the flour. 
  • Kneading: To make the dough, stir until rough dough ball forms. Then knead everything for at least 10-15 minutes to get a smooth and springy dough. You can either knead it by hand or with a kitchen machine that has the dough hook attached.
  • Rest: Cover with a clean and slightly damp kitchen towel, plastic, or reusable bowl cover. Let rise at room temperature for 30 minutes and then transfer it to the fridge to rest for at least 24 hours.

Stretch pizza dough

  • Take the proofed dough out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature and use as desired. To make regular pizza divide the dough into either half, for two thick 12-inch pizzas (Ø30cm); or quarter the dough for four 7-inch pizzas (Ø18cm). Roll and shape into balls.
  • Turn pieces in flour and shape them into a round base by gently pressing, pulling, and stretching. Use your favorite pizza dough stretch technique. Lightly sprinkle a flat surface (like a pizza peel) with semolina and place your stretched pizza on it to rest while you prepare the toppings. Cover to prevent drying. Once toppings are ready, add as desired.

Baking pizza

  • Preheat your oven to 480°F (250°C) with your baking sheet in it. Once hot, carefully take the baking sheet out add the prepared pizza, put it into the oven, and turn down the temperature to 425°F (220°C) and bake for 15 minutes each.
    If you are the lucky owner of a pizza oven you can most definitely use that one to bake your pizzas!

Notes

*What flour should I use for pizza? For this recipe, you can use either all-purpose flour, bread flour, or pizza flour. All of them work great!
Keyword pizza dough, seasoned pizza dough, vegan pizza dough