In a large mixing bowl, combine warm water, yeast, sugar, and oil. Let sit for 10 minutes, or until the yeast begins to activate.
In a small bowl (or measuring cup) combine flour, salt, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.
Add flour mixture to yeast mixture and stir until a ball of dough begins to form.
Knead pizza dough into a ball. Work and knead the dough for about 5 minutes.
Lightly grease a large mixing bowl with oil. Coat the ball of dough in the oil.
Cover the dough with a tea towel or tin foil and let rise for an hour and a half in a warm place.*
Once the dough has roughly doubled in size, punch it down and knead it into a ball. Cut it in half, or into 4 pieces (depending on how large you want your stromboli.**
Preheat oven to 420, line a baking sheet.
Stretch the pieces of pizza dough out into rectangles on a greased or lined baking sheet.***
Spread pizza sauce edge to edge over the dough. You can leave a bit of space around the edges to make the rolling process less messy.
Add a layer of vegan cheese and green peppers (or other desired toppings).
Roll the dough into a log (approximately 3-4 rolls). Position stromboli so that the seam is face down on the pan.
Bake at 420 for about 25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
*I like to preheat my oven on a low temperature, let some heat escape so it’s not too hot, then let my dough rise in the warm oven.
**This dough recipe makes enough for 2 medium-sized pizzas. We usually share a medium-sized pizza so we only use half the dough to make 2 strombolis. You can cut your dough into 2 or 4 pieces, depending on how large you want yours to be.
You can freeze the leftover dough in a Ziploc bag until needed. Defrost in the fridge for a few hours or let thaw in a bowl of warm water for quicker results.
***I like to stretch the dough out pretty thin for this recipe so it cooks all the way through. Roughly 1/4 inch is fine. Adjust to your crust preference!
I used Follow Your Heart Pizzeria Blend Cheese because I find it’s the most pizza-y cheese ever! And it melts so well it basically combines with the sauce!
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