Mix fresh yeast with water and leave for 10 min to proof.
Add olive oil to flour and salt and mix.
Once yeast has proofed add to flour and knead thoroughly until dough becomes smooth. Use more flour if needed. The dough ball should weigh close to a pound.
Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with a clean towel to rise in a warm area for about 30 minutes.
Gently punch down the dough and shape into a smooth dough ball. Leave in bowl to rise for two hours.
After two hours, place a pizza stone oven in a cold oven. Pre-heat oven to 450° F.
Using a rolling pin, flatten and shape dough on a large silicone baking mat to 16 inches.
Sprinkle your peel (paddle) with cornmeal. Place dough on pizza peel and gently shake it to ensure your dough does not stick.
Once stone is pre-heated, top dough with pizza sauce and your choice of ingredients along with regular or vegan cheese of your choice.
Carefully place the pizza from peel to pizza stone.
Bake for about 10 min and enjoy
Note: Proofing yeast is a process to ensure that the yeast is viable. You mix it with slightly warm water and a bit of sugar. If it is fresh, the yeast will start to bubble up as it “eats” the sugar.
A pizza peel (sometimes called a paddle) is a wooden or bamboo paddle-shaped implement to place pizza dough on a hot pizza stone. After baking, you also remove the pizza from the stone with the peel.
Note: Try our Marinara Sauce to top your pizza. Another easy sauce to make is to use tomato paste. Spread the paste on the pizza dough and sprinkle it with a little garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
You can use dairy or non-dairy cheese and a variety of vegetables. Some suggestions are mushrooms, onions, green peppers, onions, zucchini, broccoli, artichoke hearts, olives, spinach, and even pineapple. There are also meat substitutes such as vegan pepperoni or sausage that you can add.