Cornmeal Crusted Flatbread Pizza
(With a Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce)
Prep time: 45 minutes
Total time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
1 tbsp yeast
1 tsp maple syrup
1 1/2 cup warm water, divided
1 cup whole wheat flour
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup organic corn meal
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 organic red pepper, sliced julienne
1/2 cup cashews
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 tsp salt
1 clove of garlic
1 tbsp vinegar
Water for soaking
2 Vegan Italian Sausages (Tofurkey or Field Roast Brand), sliced thin
1 bag of organic frozen corn
1 cup organic baby spinach, chopped
1 onion, sliced into thin rings and sautéed
1 batch of vegan parmesan cheese: here
Begin by preparing the dough for the crust. In a stand mixer with a dough hook, add yeast, warm water, and maple syrup to the bowl. Let sit until the yeast is foamy, about 5-7 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and mix until a ball of dough forms. I'm sure you could do this in a regular bowl by hand as well, it just may take some extra elbow grease and arm strength!
Cover the bowl with a clean towel and let sit for 1-2 hours until double in size.
Meanwhile, prepare the roasted red pepper cream sauce. Fill a 1 cup measuring cup halfway with cashews, and then add 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds on top of that. Now fill the measuring cup all the way to the top with warm water. Set aside.
Sauté the red pepper in 2-3 tbsp of water until soft. Add red pepper, the 1 cup sunflower seed/cashew/water mixture, and remaining ingredients to a blender and process until smooth.
Preheat oven to 400F
Prepare two baking sheets by sprinkling with cornmeal. When the dough has risen, divide into 4 equal portions. Individually roll each ball of dough out to form a 1/4 inch thick flatbread. Lay on the prepared baking sheet. Top with red pepper cream sauce, sautéed onions, sliced sausages, corn, and spinach.
Bake pizzas for 25-30 minutes. Top with vegan parmesan and enjoy!
*The cost of all my recipes will depend on the season and expense of produce at that time. I don't expect the cost to be any higher than the price I list above.