This is a few steps kinda meal. However! It can be done relatively fast. So I’m giving you the lazy girls pizza from scratch recipe, or recipes, since there are a few things to add to this delicious dish!
A recipe for your own pizza dough, dill ranch dressing and the buffalo cauliflower.
You can use store bought pizza dough in a pinch and as far as the mozzarella cheese goes, that’s a recipe for another time since it’s not perfect yet. So store bought cheese is just fine too!
I’ll need to taste test my mozzarella a few more times before I give it to ya. Man, recipe testing is so hard 😂😂
1 C soaked cashews (or if you’re lazy like me, boil em real quick)
Salt, to taste
1 1/2 C water
There’s no measuring with this one really. I threw it in a blender and hit a button. I’d say there’s probably a tablespoon of each and about 3 cloves of garlic. Add as much or as little water for your desired ranch dressing consistency.
2 C flour (I used all purpose)
1 t salt
1 t cumin
1 t paprika
1 t garlic powder
1 1/2 to 2 C water
1 Head Cauliflower florets
2 T butter or oil (I only had coconut oil)
1/2 C hot sauce of your choice
Pre hear your oven to 375.
Mix all your dry ingredients in a bowl then add water. You’re looking for a pancake batter, so you might or might not need both cups water. Or maybe more!
Dip each floret in the batter and coat completely.
Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Take the cauliflower out and pour over your hot sauce mix. Place back in the oven for another 8 minutes or so. You want all the wet to be dry.
You won’t need it all for the pizza, so eat the rest as an appetizer while you wait!
1 C warm water
1 t vegan sugar
2 1/2 t yeast (not nooch 😉)
2 T olive oil
1 t salt (or more if you prefer)
2 1/2 to 3 C flour
** I used all purpose flour and sunflower oil. You can use half whole wheat or all whole wheat and as far as the oil goes, I usually use olive but was out.
Start with mixing water, sugar and yeast in a large bowl. Let sit for about 15 minutes while a foam forms to cover the top.
Add oil and salt and mix.
Pour in flour a half cup at a time. If you’ve made seitan from scratch, it’s kind of like that. I use a Woden spoon and just keep mixing until a soft ball of dough is formed.
If it’s too wet, add a little flour. If it’s too dry, add a little oil.
Don’t over mix. When all the flour is combined, and nothing is left on the side of the bowl, take the dough out for a moment while you coat the same bowl with olive oil.
Save yourself some dishes!
Put the dough back in the bowl and cover it. I use a wet cloth but you can use plastic wrap or even a large plate worst case. Set the dough aside for at least 30 minutes.
When you’re ready to use your dough, punch 🤛 it in the middle to get all the air out. Now you get to knead it! I love kneading dough.
This is quick though! I just knead it a few times in the bowl, tear it in 2 pieces and save one for later.
Grab whatever you’re going to cook the pizza on and spread a thin layer of flour. Here’s where it takes a little time. You have to stretch the dough out to fit whatever you’re baking it on.
Good luck. There’s no trick to this, just stretch and roll it out.
What I forgot to do, and recommend, is dabbing a little olive oil on the crust and adding a bit of salt. Looks pretty and tastes good!!
Assembly time! Cheese, cauliflower, caramelized onion and ranch dressing. I also added jalapeños!
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. The crust should be a light golden brown.
Ok, by now you’re starving so go! Eat! Hope you like it!