When I started to eat vegan food the hardest for me was to quit eating cheese. Milk, butter and yogurt was really easy to give up on… but cheese, well that was more difficult. For a long time I did not think there are real good vegan substitutes for cheese either. However not so long ago I ate a vegan pizza in a festival and it was really good! After that I discovered Violife Cheddar. So yesterday I made a vegan pizza at home and it was delicious in my onion. If you never tried vegan cheese before, you will have to kind of get used to it I think. It does not taste exactly like real cheese. But anyway, it was good. So here comes the recipe 🙂
Note: Make the pizza dough one day before, because it will grow slowly in the fridge over night.
Ingredients for 4 small pizzas:
- 6-7 dl of fine flour (I took Manitoba Cream from Ramlösa Kvarn)
- 1/6 package of yeast (8 grams)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 2 dl of cold water
- another 1/2 – 3/4 of cold water
- 2 dl of canned crushed tomatoes
- fresh or dried oregano
- salt and sugar for the pizza sauce
- 250 grams of muschrooms (around seven-eight mushrooms)
- half of a zucchini
- half a package of violife cheddar
- First you will have to make the pizza dough. If you make it one day before it will taste and grow much better!
- So, pour in 2 dl of cold water in a glass and dissolve the yeast. Add olive oil into the glass as well and stir. Take out a large bowl and pour in the flower. Then add small amounts of yeast-oil-water into the flour and mix it together. When the dough is crumbly, add the salt. And again mix it together slightly. Now add the rest of the water, how much depends on your dough, but somewhere in between 1/2 and 3/4 dl. The dough might be sticky at start but will become more firm when you start to kneadle it. Kneadle for 10 minutes. Then let the dough rest for 5 minutes. And kneadle for another 5 minutes. The dough should be moist and elastic. Divide the dough into four equal sizes. And put them in separate bowls. Brush each dough with olive oil. Cover with plastic foil and put the bowls into the fridge for around 24 hours (you can leave them in your fridge for up to two days). Your dough should have doubled in size during that time. Take your dough out of the fridge around two hours before baking it. Don’t forget to switch on the oven on 250 degrees C.
- Making pizza sauce is really easy. Just take crushed tomatoes into a small bowl, add oregano, sugar and salt. How much depends on your taste. However it should taste a lot!
- Roll out the pizza dough on a oven tray. Spread out the pizza sauce.
- Slice the mushrooms and zucchini and add them on the pizza. Shredd the vegan cheese and add it on the pizza as well. Pour over some olive oil for a better taste.
- Now bake the pizza for around 10 minutes.