I can’t believe the Spurs lost by two points in last night’s game! I mean, Happy Monday. We’ve been following the Spurs all season long and are so excited to be in the NBA Finals. We watched the first game at my sister Sarah’s house last Thursday. She made us delicious vegan-friendly party snacks such as Buffalo Sandwiches and Smart Dogs in a Blanket. She inspired me to make awesome game night food. You definitely want something that’s easy to modify, share, and everyone loves. There is only one answer: pizza.
White Vegan Pizza
2-4 servings, Recipe Adapted from Sweet Beat and Green Bean
· 1 1/2 tsp active yeast
· 2 tbsp sugar
· 1 cup warm water
· 1 tsp salt
· 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp olive oil
· 2 cups all-purpose flour + 1 cup flour for dusting
· 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
Garlic Coconut Sauce
· 6 cloves garlic
· 1/2 cup coconut milk
· 1/4 tsp salt
· 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes in olive oil
· 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
Combine the yeast and sugar in a small bowl, pour in the warm water, and stir. Allow the mixture to proof for 10 minutes. You’re looking for a bubbly foam to start forming on the surface. Mix in salt and 2 tbsp olive oil. Slowly add in flour and rosemary until it combines into a loose dough. If the dough is too sticky to form in your hands, add more flour 1/4 cup at a time.
Lightly flour a clean surface and turn the dough out onto it, kneading for about a minute. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a large, clean bowl. Transfer the dough into the bowl and roll it around so it’s evenly coated. Cover the bowl with a damp tea towel and allow the dough to rise for 2 hours, or until doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 475°F. Rinse the sundried tomatoes, drain, and set aside. Sauté garlic cloves in 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat until browned. Blend the garlic with the coconut milk and salt in a food processor.
Lightly flour a large baking pan and the top of the dough. Transfer the dough from the bowl onto the pan, adding flour to your hands and the dough if needed. Gently press the dough into a large oval with slightly thicker edges.
Pour the garlic coconut cream evenly across the crust. Add the sundried tomatoes and rosemary. Bake at 475°F degrees for 10 minutes or until the edges have lightly browned. Allow the pizza to cool slightly before slicing. Enjoy!
This pizza will go perfectly with tomorrow night’s game. Go Spurs Go!
p.s. Apparently, last Friday was National Donut Day. Celebrate late with my Chocolate Covered Vegan Donuts!