Butternut Squash and Maple Pizza

November 8, 2016

I know I just very recently posted a pumpkin recipe, but for some reason I just cant stay away from it. So this week I decided to give you two of them.

This one is something I have been meaning to do for a while now. I’m an absolute pizza addict, like pretty much everyone else in the world, and one of my favorite things to do is experiment with different pizza versions. Pumpkin is something you definitely won’t findΒ on top of a pizza a lot but its a heavenly combination. Especially together with caramelized onion and maple drizzle. Enjoy!

Makes 1 large pizza.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion
  • a handlful of fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp of maple sirup

for the dough:

  • 250g flour
  • 1/2 pack of active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 125ml water

for the pumpkin sauce:

  • 500 g of butternut squash
  • 1/4 cup of soy milk
  • 2 tbsp of cashew butter
  • 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • a pinch of cumin
  • a pinch of tumeric
  • salt & pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Start by making the dough. Mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Next dissolve the yeast in 2 tbsp of warm water. Form a mold in the middle of the flour and pour in the olive oil, yeast and the rest of the water. Fold everything together and then put on a lightly floured surface and start kneading.
  2. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes until its smooth. Then oil a bowl, place the dough inside, cover with a damp towel and let it rest in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until it has doubled in size.
  3. In the meantime cut the squash into small cubes and roast in the oven for about 20 mins.
  4. Once its soft, let it cool down a little and then place in the food processor with the remaing ingredients for the sauce and process for about 5 mins.
  5. Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and the roll it out into a flat disk, then brush with a little bit of olive oil and bake for 7 mins ant 200C, flip around and bake for 5 more minutes.
  6. While the dough is in the oven, slice the onions thinly and place them in a skillet on low/medium heat and let them caramelize.
  7. Once the base is done, spread the pumpkin sauce on top, then add the caramelized onion, spinach and finally drizzle with the maple sirup.

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