Bread is such a comforting food and the main component of so many diets, it is hard to imagine life without it. Luckily, if you need to enjoy dairy-free foods or have chosen to eat vegan, you can still enjoy a slice of bread warm from the oven with this best crazy dough recipe. This bread includes many traditional bread ingredients, such as all-purpose flour, yeast and salt, but rather than milk, it utilises non-dairy milk, and instead of eggs, some oil is added for extra binding.
Another amazing thing about this simple bread recipe is that it is multipurpose in that you can use it for different types of bread, like focaccia, dinner rolls or pretzels.
The author of the Kitchen Nostalgia recipe blog wanted to create a dough similar to another crazy dough recipe which had multiple purposes, only this one she wanted to make accessible to vegans and dairy-free diets as well. If you would like the homemade bread served at your table to be enjoyed by all, too, this dough recipe will be the one for you.
2 1/2 cup (550 ml 550 g) non-dairy milk, lukewarm
2 tsp sugar
80 g fresh yeast or 4 tsp active dry yeast or 4 tsp instant yeast
6 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 kg
4 tsp baking powder
3 tsp salt
1/2 tsp lemon juice
4 Tbsp + 1 tsp oil
If you’re using instant yeast, mix it directly to flour. For other types of yeast, in a small bowl combine lukewarm milk with sugar and yeast. Let stand until yeast activates, about 10 minutes. The yeast will become foamy and start expanding.
Put the yeast mixture together with remaining ingredients in a bowl of your food processor or mixer. Mix well until you get soft dough, similar to pizza dough. If the dough seems too dry (depending on the kind of flour you’re using), add a little bit more of milk or water. If it is too soft, add just a little bit of flour.
You can start using Vegan Crazy Dough immediately. Shape it any way you like, wait a little bit until it starts expanding (about 15-20 minutes in the warm kitchen), then pop in hot oven.