The Great Vegan Pizza Cook-off!

This cook-off is inspired by Mark Sutton of Heart Healthy Pizzaย . I just love this guy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Raw doughs (displayed in this order: cauliflower/wheat/oat)
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Topped & ready for oven:
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Fresh out of oven:
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SAUCE (veggies pre water-sauteed)

  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • green cabbage
  • red cabbage
  • bell pepper
  • radish
  • celery
  • sweet peppers
  • scallions
  • kale
  • tomato
  • tomato/pasta sauce
  • garlic & Italian seasonings

TOPPINGS

  • mushrooms
  • olives
  • avocado
  • nacho cheez sauce
  • vegan shredded soy cheez on half of wheat crust only

CRUSTS
(Preheat oven to 450 degrees)

Oat Flour Crust

    • 1 c oat flour (may grind uncooked rolled oats)
    • 2/3 c warm water
    • 2 dates
    • 1 t yeast
    • 1 t ground flax seeds
    • 1 t Italian seasoning
    • 1/4 T salt

(add little water or flour to adjust consistency when kneading)

In food processor combine water, dates, yeast, ground flax, seasoning, oat flour.
Pulse to knead.
Hand press onto parchment lined baking sheet.
Put toppings on pizza.
Bake 450 degrees until browning begins (+/- 20 min)

Wheat (whole + unbleached) Crust

  • 1/2 c warm water
  • 1 t date sugar
  • 1 t yeast (half package)
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 c whole wheat
  • 3/4 c bread flour
  • 2 t ground flax seeds

Add water, sweetener, yeast & let stand 10 min
Add remaining dry ingredients
Kneed 10 min, cover & let rise 1 hr
Punch down & let stand 45 min
Roll dough on parchment covered baking sheet
Add toppings
Bake 450 degrees for approx 20 minutes

Cauliflower Crust (epic failure for me!)

  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 3 T corn starch
  • 4 T cold water
  • 1/2 c oat flour
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1 t Italian seasoning

Cook, drain, cool, squeeze tightly dry in cheese cloth the cauliflower
Combine water & cornstarch & set aside to thicken
Combine all ingredients into wet dough, mashing cauliflower
Press onto oat flour dusted parchment paper
Bake 450 degrees 30 min
Flip & bake about 20 min
Add toppings & bake additional 10+ min

AND THE WINNER IS…

Oat Flour Crust!! It was delicioso… like eating a wonderfully savory oatmeal crispy cookie! The Wheat Crust came in at a very strong second, but the Cauliflower Crust never fully crisped up. Soggy bottom dough! When I experiment some more and fix the recipe I’ll repost.

What a fun afternoon! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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