White spelt pizza with zucchini and peppers

White spelt pizza with zucchini and peppers

By 22/07/2016

Spelt is an ancient grain with many properties: it is high in protein, easy to digest and it tastes nice too. It has a more intense flavor and aroma compared to wheat and its consistency is more powdery and softer than wheat flour.

This grain is ideal for those who have problems digesting bread or pasta made with common wheat although this is not recommended for those suffering from celiac disease as it does contain gluten.

spelt flour

I made bread using spelt flour before and I found that pizza comes out really crispy and delicious. You can use wholemeal spelt flour instead of white spelt if you prefer or you can do half wholemeal and half white for a more rustic wholesome pizza.

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

In a bowl mix the flour with the yeast, add enough water to form a soft dough and then add the salt (remember yeast should NEVER come in direct contact with the salt as it would just kill it off). Working with your hands on a lightly floured surface or with a mixer knead for a few minutes to reach a soft and smooth consistency.

If the dough is too dry, add more water or if it is too sticky add a little more flour. Put it in a lightly floured bowl and let it rest for a couple of hours in a warm place covered by a cloth or with a cling film. It should double in size.

Pizza dough

Work the dough energeticaly for a few minutes again then divide it into 4 equal portions, roll them and transfer them onto 4 lightly greased pizza trays. Avoid using a rolling pin, if you can work just with your hands. Let the dough rest for a further 2 hours covered by a cloth or with a cling film.

making pizza dough

Spread some tomato sauce on your pizza bases, add the diced mozzarella, the thinly sliced zucchini with the peppers cut into strips and basil leaves.

spreading tomato sauce

Drizzle with olive oil and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes atΒ 220C or 430F until the base looks crispy and golden in colour.

vegetables on pizza

Vegetarian spelt pizza

Vegetarian spelt pizza

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17 Responses to White spelt pizza with zucchini and peppers

  1. La cucina di Molly

    Adoro la pizza, la vegetariana Γ¨ la mia preferita, la tua Γ¨ molto invitante, bravissima! Buona giornata, baci!

    • Alida

      Grazie cara ciao!

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    yay..spelt is one of favourite ancient grains. This delicious pizza screams for summer out loud, Alida.

  3. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    This is a stunning looking pizza. We love adding courgette to our pizzas in the summer to make them nice and light.

    • Alida

      I love courgettes, during summertime I use them almost daily in my cooking.

  4. Chiara

    wow che visione, una pizza gustosissima !Buon we Alida, un bacione

    • Alida

      La pizza va sempre estate o inverno.. io ho sempre voglia di pizza!

  5. speedy70

    Ho un debole per la pizza, che bontΓ !!!!

    • Alida

      Sempre buona vero? Viva la pizza!

  6. gloria

    Look delicious and beautiful ALida !

  7. Alison

    I haven’t tried spelt flour, will have to look for it. Your pizza looks delicious.

    • Alida

      Thanks. It was the first time I made it with spelt and I will certainly do it again.

  8. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    What an impressive pizza! Love the ingredients and the flavor must be so inviting. What a great idea to use the zucchini, especially I love the the shape you have it in..Seems to fit each slice so nicely. I have never used Spelt flour before, but I remember you have used it before. It must be so tasty. Thanks for sharing…..I bet the kids loved this one!
    Ciao! Hugs, Dottie πŸ™‚

    • Alida

      Oh yes they did, my children love pizza. Ciao!

  9. uno spicchio di melone

    Una ricetta a dir poco fantastica! Brava, come sempre!
    Un bacione!
    unospicchiodimelone!

  10. classyflavors

    What a great idea for my lunch πŸ™‚

    • Alida

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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