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Off the Hook Pizza

What you need: 

3 cups spelt flour
1/4 + cup cornmeal
1 pkg yeast
2 teaspoons agave or maple syrup
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup water,
thyme, oregano, basil dried or fresh to taste
Topping:
1/2 a jar delicious marinara or spaghetti sauce
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow or red onion
Ricotta Topping:
1 lb firm tofu, drained
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon lemon juice
5 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon Braggs Liquid Aminos
salt, pepper, dried herbs to taste
Pesto:
1/2 cup pine nuts toasted
2-3 cup fresh basil,
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4-1/2 cup water
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
salt to taste

What you do: 

Dough:Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water with maple syrup. Set aside.
Mix spelt, 1/4 cup cornmeal, salt, dried herbs in bowl. Add oil and yeast and mix well with hands.
Knead it for 5-10min. Thin coat oil on bowl and dough ball, cover with damp cloth. Set aside. Rise for at least 1 hour.
Ricotta topping:Finely chop and saute garlic, do not burn.
Drain and mash tofu, add all ricotta ingredients. Mix and cover, put in fridge.
Pesto:Toast pine nuts, throw all ingredients in food processor, blend. Add more or less of anything to suit your taste.
Other toppings:Brown strips of onions and bell pepper in pan.
Assemble Pizza:Preheat 500 degrees.
Lightly oil square baking sheet, then dust with remaining cornmeal.
Stretch out dough to cover most of sheet. Place in hot oven for 2-4 minutes, take out .
Pop top on red sauce (organic and a little spicy is best), spoon desired amount onto dough, then spoon ricotta, followed by pesto and then onion and bell pepper strips.
Place back in oven for 4-6 minutes until crust is nicely browned.
Eat it

Preparation Time: 
1-2 hours
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2-6
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Just wanted to say, I haven't ever had all of the ingredients for this whole pizza, but we use the "ricotta" topping all the time.  It is amazing and so much better than the processed plastic stuff you get at the store! Thanks for a great staple that will be making appearances in lots of my recipes.

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yes, whole wheat will work...i would opt for whole wheat pastry flour

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can you use regular wheat flour instead of spelt flour? this looks awesome!

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