The addition of a whole can of white beans to this recipe does not affect the flavour but adds a boost of nutrients including iron, zinc, protein, folate, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium and fibre.
2 cups of warm water (37oC)
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of dry yeast
1 tin (420g) of cannellini beans
6 cups of plain flour (you can swap half the flour for wholemeal for extra fibre)
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup olive oil
4 tablespoons of pizza sauce
2 cups of pizza cheese
Other suggestions: chicken and pesto, spinach and feta, ham and cheese, vegemite and cheese.
1. In a jug place 1/2 cup of the warm water, add the yeast and sugar. Stir gently and let sit for 5 minutes until the yeast is frothy.
2. Meanwhile, place the beans and the remaining 1 & 1/2 cups of water into a food processor and blend until smooth.
3. Add the yeast mixture, flour, salt and olive oil and mix until blended together.
4. If using a food processor or Thermomix, add the dough hook or set to knead mode, and knead for 6 minutes. If doing this by hand, place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for the same amount of time.
5. Place the dough into a greased bowl, cover with a towel and let it sit in a warm place for around an hour.
6. When the dough has doubled in size, tip it onto a lightly floured surface and then roll out to a large rectangle shape, approximately 0.5cm thick.
7. Place a generous layer of your filling of choice over the dough.
8. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the dough in half lengthways (e.g. horizontally). Then cut vertically 3-5 cm strips. Roll each strip like a scroll and place onto a greased baking tray. Each scroll should be touching the one next to it.
9. Cover and set aside in a warm place for 45-60 minutes until they have increased in size.
10. Place in a preheated oven at 190oC, and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.