Valentine’s Day Heart Pizza
Vegan Pizza Dough Ingredients
- 2 ½ cups unbleached white flour
- 1 cup warm water (~110 degrees)
- 1 teaspoon organic or raw sugar
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
Vegan Pizza Dough Directions
Mix the yeast, water, and sugar in large bowl. Add 1 ½ cups of the flour. Mix well to blend.
Add the oil, salt, garlic, nutritional yeast, and remaining flour and stir well.
Transfer the dough to a flour covered board. Dust your hands with flour.
Knead for 5 minutes, adding flour if it gets too sticky. (If you have a Kitchenaid, you can use your dough hook and let it do the kneading for you.) Roll dough into a ball and place into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover bowl with towel and set in a warm place for 45 minutes to an hour. (In the winter, I use the ‘proof’ setting on my oven.)
Vegan Pizza Toppings
- 1 can or jar of organic pizza sauce (or you can make it from scratch using this recipe)
- 1 red pepper
- ½ bunch kale
- 1 watermelon radish
- 1 carrot
- vegan mozzarella cheese (I recommend a nut-based cheese)
Vegan Pizza Topping Directions
Peel the carrot and the radish using a veggie peeler. Using your veggie peeler, peel slices from your carrot until the entire carrot is used up.
Slice the radish as thinly as possible.
Grate your vegan cheese.
Wash the red pepper. Remove the stem, seeds, and white parts from the inside. Slice it thinly so it makes flower shapes.
Wash the kale, remove stems, and tear the leaves into small pieces.
Knead dough again. Flour a large flat surface. I used to use a cutting board, but I recently purchased this rolling mat, and it is the best thing ever! I highly recommend getting one if you ever make pizza, pie, or cookies. The dough never sticks to it the way it used to stick to my cutting board, and it’s way easier to wash.
Plop the dough ball down onto the floured mat. Sprinkle flour on top of the dough and coat the rolling pin in flour too.
Roll into a thin crust. Fold in half.
Cut out half a heart using kitchen scissors. Unfold.
Place on a baking stone (if you don’t have a baking stone, you can use a cookie sheet).
Decorate with sauce and toppings.
Bake for 12-15 minutes at 475º.
Remove from oven.
Cut (I use kitchen scissors, instead of a pizza cutter) and serve with any remaining sauce.