Professor Torbert's Orange Corn
Prep Time: 3 hr 15 min | Cook Time: 15 min | Total Time: 3 hr 30 min | Yield: 1 Pizza | Servings: 4

Pizza Dough

Meat-lovers and vegans alike will love this plant-based pizza dough recipe!


  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dry yeast
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Professor Torbert’s Orange Corn Meal (+ more for dusting)
  • ¼ cup Professor Torbert’s Orange Corn Flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (+ more for greasing)

Professor Torbert's Orange Corn

Method of Preparation

  1. Combine warm water, sugar, and yeast in a bowl and mix. Allow to sit while preparing the other ingredients.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, corn flour, corn meal, and salt. Form a well in the center.
  3. Pour the yeast mixture into the well and combine with the dry ingredients. This can be done with a stand mixer with a dough-hook attachment, a hand mixer with dough-hook attachments, or with your hands.
  4. Once the ingredients are combined, slowly stream in the olive oil and mix until well combined. Knead or mix with a dough hook attachment for 7 minutes. Form the dough into a ball.
  5. Grease the inside of a bowl with a very thin layer of olive oil and place the dough in it. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Allow the dough to rise for 2 hours.
  6. After 2 hours, uncover the dough and punch it down, releasing most of the gas. Allow the dough to recover and double in size. This should take about half an hour.
  7. After it has doubled, take out the dough and form it into a ball again, and return it to the greased bowl. Allow it to double in size again, about half an hour.
  8. If you are cooking right away, preheat your oven to 500F. To store, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  9. After it has doubled again, gently roll or stretch it out into a baking sheet, pizza sheet, or heated pizza stone dusted with corn meal to prevent sticking. Add your favorite pizza toppings and bake for 8-15 minutes, or until done. For more browning, brush the crust with olive oil or melted butter before baking.