2/3cuppizza sauce(I use Trader Joe's, you could make your own)
1cupDaiya or cheese alternative of your choice
2T. Earth Balance or other butter substitute, melted
Make batch wheatless meatless pepperoni ahead of time. Slice off 30 pieces.
In a small mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup warm water with honey or maple syrup and yeast. Let sit 5 minutes, yeast will start to foam.
In bowl of stand mixer with dough hook attached, combine flour, guar gum and salt, Add the olive oil and yeast mxture, followed by the 3/4 cup of water that remains. Mix on low/medium-low until well combined and set, 5-7 minutes.
In a lightly oiled bowl, place the ball of dough in a warm spot in your kitchen. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for an hour. I like to place mine on the bake of a warm oven or near the oven.
In an hour, the dough will rise, not quite doubling in size. Punch down, then roll out on a lightly floured surface until it is approximately a 12"x20" rectangle.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees at this time.
On top of dough, spread pizza sauce. You want only a thin layer, too much sauce will slide out of the bread.
On top of the sauce, sprinkle a layer of cheese. Again, just a thin layer.
Cut into 30 equal sized squares. Place one pepperoni slice in the middle of each square.
Stack the squares 5 tall. You'll have 6 stacks of squares.
Lightly oil a standard loaf pan. Turn the stacks on their side, sauce side facing away from you. Insert 5 stacks into the loaf pan. The 6th stack needs to be sauce facing you, so both ends of the loaf end with dough. If you don't reverse the 6th stack, one end of your loaf will end with sauce and cheese.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. While baking, melt Earth Balance and combine with minced garlic.
After that 20 minutes, remove the loaf from the pan. Pour the melted Earth Balance and garlic mixture over the top. Return to oven for 25 more minutes or until lightly browned on top.
You may either serve directly from the loaf pan or let it cool a few minutes, lightly cut loose from the sides with a knife and remove to place on a platter.
Recipe and Photos Copyright Johnna Wright Perry, In Johnna's Kitchen. Do not reprint without express written permission.