Noah Dougherty
Monday 12 August 2019

Stuck for ideas on meat free Monday? Why not give this delicious vegan pizza a go? 

See the full recipe here:  

Ingredients

300g strong white flour

200g semolina flour

1 tsp sea salt

325ml warm water

7g dried active yeast sachet

1 tsp caster sugar

2 tbsp olive oil

1 lemon

1 can chopped tomatoes

1-2 bag mozzarella style bute island scheese

1 courgette

2 mixed peppers

1 small red onion

Paprika

Handful olives

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C
  2. Sieve the flours into a large bowl, add salt and sugar.
  3. Add the yeast and olive oil to the warm water leave for five minutes.
  4. Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the water mix. With a fork, slowly push the flour into the water
  5. Once this is all incorporated, you can start to kneed, put some semolina and plain flour on the work surface, kneed dough for 10-15 minutes until soft & elastic.
  6. Put the dough back in the bowl, cover in cling film and leave to rise for a minimum of three hours, the more you let the dough rise. The more air bubbles will be in the pizza base.
  7. Whilst the pizza is rising, chop the courgette, peppers and red onion and add them to a baking tray with coconut oil. Roast with garlic granules & thyme for 15 mins on 180C.
  8. Once the dough has risen to 2-3 times its size, remove cling film and knock back the dough. Kneed into an oval shape and cut dough ball into two. Stretch the dough or use a rolling pin to create a rectangle shape.
  9. Sit the base on baking paper on a baking tray and let sit for 10-20 minutes to get some air back in the dough.
  10. Pour the can of cherry tomatoes into a jug with a glug of olive oil and juice from ½ a lemon. With a ladle, spoon and spread the cherry tomato mix onto the pizza base leaving the crusts uncovered.
  11. Add 1 bag of Sheese and bake on 180c for 10 minutes.
  12. Remove the pizza from oven, add the roasted med veg and the olives onto the Sheese on the base and add some more Sheese.
  13. Put back in the oven for 5-10 minutes until Sheese is melted, making sure the base is cooked through. Tap the bottom middle to check, it should be firm.
  14. Chop pizza into squares & enjoy!