Friday, April 8, 2011

Fun Fri(Food)Day: Veg Pizza and Yum Dessert

HomeMade Veggie Pizza
(I want to eat this all over)

The crust takes a few hours, but not that much of your time (it just sits) so if you have reading to do or internets to browse it's totally worth it.
Crust: (adapted from Vegan with a Vengeance)
dissolve 11/2 tablespoons in 1 cup of warm water add 2 1/2 teaspoons of yeast (or one package) sit in a warm place until yeast gets foamy (she says ten minutes, mine takes like 1)

In another bowl mix
3 cups all-purpose flour (or substitute one cup with whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour)
1 teaspoon of salt

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients plus 2 tablespoons of olive oil, stir until combined then kneed on clean, floured surface for 10 minutes.

Put in clean oiled bowl, cover with wet towel and let rise for an hour.

Come back and PUNCH it (my favorite part!) then kneed it for another minute and put it back in the bowl. Let sit for however long you want (ten minutes, two hours etc). Then divide in half. Roll out one half into the crust (save the other half for tomorrow or freeze or make two pizza's whatever)

1 can of tomato paste
1 cup water
pinch of salt
handful of italian seasoning
garlic cloves, diced, to your taste (I put about 3 in there)
rough tablespoon of onion
a shot of liquid aminos
a shot of hot sauce
a pinch of sugar (or agave)
crushed red pepper flakes to your taste

cook in a pot for like 15 to 20 minutes

carmalized onions (1 large onion, cook five minutes until tender add teaspoon of sugar, cook for 30-40 minutes until browned)
black olives
and special ingredient: peaches
sprinkled with vegan mozz cheese

Bake at 425-450 degrees until cheese melts 10-15 minutes

Vanilla bean hemp ice cream with chocolate mint cookies (made by allthingsvegan Lisa) and topped with a juicy strawberry.

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