Saturday, September 12, 2009

Recipe: meatless pizza

This was what was left last night after making two 9x13 pans of homemade meatless pizza ... and we have only the three littles and dh and I home!  This recipe is definitely a keeper!

I adapted this recipe from Nourishing Traditions (an awesome cookbook but some of her recipes need a bit of tweaking!) ....

Here's the version we made last night:

1 cup plain yogurt (full fat if possible)
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup stone-ground corn meal
2 tsp sea salt

Cream yogurt and butter together.  Blend in flour/corn meal and salt.  Let sit out covered in a warm spot for 12-24 hours (ours sat out about 15 hours). 

Preheat oven to 300.  Spray two 13x9 pans with cooking spray.  Split dough in half and press into each pan -- the dough should cover the entire bottom of the pan.  Poke the crust many times with a fork and place in
oven.  Bake for 30 minutes.

Remove crusts from oven and pour tomato sauce over crusts.  On one pizza, we put thawed frozen spinach (drained) all over and then covered with grated mozzarella/cheddar/monterey cheeses (about 2 cups total). On second pizza, we did just the cheeses (again, about two cups total).

Bake in 300 degree oven for 30 minutes more.  Cut, serve and enjoy!

Wow, this crust recipe is a keeper -- would be great anytime you want a savory (that is, not sweet) pie-crust type crust (quiche or shepherd's pie, for instance).  It's not really a pizza crust but had a great flavor ... especially the next day warmed a  minute or so in the microwave!

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