I have to be honest: I love to eat a good pizza every once in a while.
Don’t you too?
Unfortunately, it’s not that easy to find a healthy vegan pizza outside. So we decided to make our own pizza at home.
This is part 1 of the pizza recipe: making the dough.
We’re using spelt flour instead of regular wheat flour.
Spelt is higher in fiber than regular plain flour, thus it’s better for your digestion and it makes you feel full for longer.
It’s also richer in minerals such as iron and magnesium, higher in protein, yet containing less gluten.
And it tastes great. In short: there’s lots of good reasons why spelt flour is better than regular flour.
Now to the dough:
Mix the yeast with warm water first and let is sit for a few minutes. In the meantime, you can already mix all of the dry ingredients.
You might want to sift the flour through a strainer. That way, you get rid of bigger, chunkier pieces and only the fine parts of the flour remain.
Once you combine the yeast water and flour, mix well with your hands and knead into a consistent dough. This might take somewhere from 5 to 10 minutes.
Let the dough rest in a warm place for 1 hour with a kitchen towel on top.
And there you go: simply roll it afterwards with a rolling pin and add your favorite toppings.
Make sure to check out our arugula pizza recipe with the self-made tomato sauce.
Spelt Pizza Dough
This spelt pizza dough is easy to prepare and will turn out super delicious for a later pizza. Make sure to check out our arugula pizza recipe.
- 2 1/4 cups spelt flour
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1 package dry yeast (7g)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
Mix the water with the yeast, stir and let it sit for 5 minutes.
In your mixing bowl, add the flour, salt and sugar, mix well.
Add the yeast water and olive oil, start kneading.
Knead for 5-10 minutes, until a consistent ball forms.
If the dough is too sticky, add 1 tbsp more spelt flour at a time, knead again.
Leave in your bowl, add kitchen towel on top, and let is sit for 1 hour.
Use the dough for making your pizza: Roll it flat with a rolling pin, layer with sauce and vegetables, and bake in the oven at 220°C for 12 minutes.
Have a look at our arugula pizza recipe.
As you add more water, the dough becomes stickier and more fluffy later. It depends on your personal preference.