Bread Machine Pizza Crust and Dairy Free Toppings

Recipe by TheCookinMom
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READY IN: 2hrs
YIELD: 2 pizzas
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup warm water (between 95 and 115 degrees)
  • 2
    tablespoons honey
  • 14
  • 3 12
    cups flour
  • 12
    teaspoon salt (I use sea salt)
  • 2 12
    teaspoons yeast (or 1 packet)
  • cornmeal (enough to sprinkle on the cooking tray) (optional)
  • Toppings
  • your favorite pizza sauce
  • olive oil (small amount to drizzle)
  • 8
    ounces alternative cheese
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place liquid ingredients into the bread machine.
  • Place flour and salt in the bread machine.
  • Make a well in the top of the flour and pour in the yeast.
  • Close the machine and set it to the dough setting (follow your machine's instructions).
  • When the machine beeps and the dough is ready, sprinkle some flour on a working surface and form the dough into 2 balls (or one for a REALLY thick pizza).
  • Flatten it while pressing from the center outwards. Stretch the dough while turning it. Once it's the right size for your preference, you are ready to put it on a pan.
  • Grease a cookie sheet or pizza pan and, if desired, for a pizza shop flare, you can sprinkle a light dusting of cornmeal on the surface before placing the dough down (be sure none of the cornmeal is left exposed, or it will smoke when you put it in the oven!).
  • I like to stretch my dough to the edge of a cookie sheet pan and then pinch the edges up.
  • Prick the dough with a fork all over (to keep it from bubbling up and to allow it to hold the sauce well).
  • Drizzle small amount of olive oil (nice flavor) over the dough. I spread mine around with clean fingers.
  • Add toppings - pizza sauce and then whatever you want. We like mushrooms, diced red pepper, and diced onion. Be creative!
  • Top with the cheese substitute (we used to use Rice cheese until we learned that it contained milk proteins. Read labels carefully and select a smooth melt mozzarella alternative).
  • Cook in a preheated 400 degree oven until the crust and cheese lightly browns.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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