Noting says “Saturday night” like pizza. Of course delivery costs more then we like to shell out, especially when you try to get a pizza that is gluten-free and vegan.
I was craving pizza, so I pulled out a flat bread pizza recipe I had used before (thanks Rip Esselstyn again) and made individual veggie pizzas. My kids love these because they can make theirs with only what they like on it, and I usually make extra “plain” flatbreads to turn into peanut butter sandwiches later in the week. I was also curious how the solar cooker would do with something that had a crust, so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to try it out!
3 cups water
2 tsp yeast
1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/4 cup warm water
Mix all ingredients together and kneed till they form a dough ball. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Break into 6 smaller balls, and flatten them on parchment paper line trays. Prick with a fork all over and then add pizza sauce and toppings.
I put mine in the solar cooker for about an hour, and they turned out fine. I had the cooker out already though, so I don’t know if the preheating is important. You can tell they are done by the slight browning of the top veggies (or cheese if you go that route).
I stacked the trays to get 3 in at a time. I had to do a second round of cooking to finish them all.
Rating: success! The pizzas were done and the crusts turned out cooked better then I had expected. I haven’t tasted the plain ones, but I trust they will be just as good! My only complaint thus far is that I have to cook much earlier than I want to eat in order to get adequate sunlight.