This post is a little late since Valentine’s Day was last week, but we celebrated by making a homemade heart pizza!
The dough recipe is from a friend of mine and I use it every time I make pizza. Sometimes I make the sauce as well, but this time I tried Cucina Antica La Pizza sauce which was super delicious!
Normally I skip the cheese, but I added vegan mozzarella this time and I have to say I prefer it without. If you eat cheese, however, feel free to add it vegan or otherwise.
Serves: Realistically, 2-3
Time: 1.5-2 hours, including dough rise
1.5 Tablespoons Yeast
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 cup lukewarm water
2 3/4 cups flour
2-3 teaspoons olive oil
Pizza sauce (homemade or otherwise)
Desired toppings (such as olives, veggies, cheese, etc.)
1. Make the dough. Combine lukewarm water, yeast, and sugar. Stir and let sit until bubbling (a few minutes).
2. Place flour and salt in mixer with yeast mixture. Using the dough hook, mix on low-med until combined. Once combined, oil the sides of the mixing bowl and cover with a kitchen towel. Let rise for about an hour or until at least doubled.
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out dough and toss/shape to form pizza.
4. Add sauce and toppings, then bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes (until desired doneness)
Hopefully you enjoy this! It can take some trial and error when making homemade pizza, but this dough recipe has always produced great results for me 🍕