15 April 2014

Sourdough crust PIZZA

Because WHY NOT?!

From my absolute favorite online chef EVER, Kenji Lopez-Alt, I got some ideas for vegan pizzas. Being from WI, its very difficult to move away from cheese, but hey. Ok so the Crown Jewel was not technically vegan, but falls in line with the animal-foods-as-a-seasoning. Unfortunately this post does not include the epic Vegan Mapo Tofu Pizza.

Pizza Dough (enough for two small pizzas)
1 c sourdough starter
2.5 c all purpose flour
0.5 c water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp granulated garlic
2 tsp sugar

Mix the starter, flour and water. Let rest for 20 minutes to let flour hydrate.
Add salt, garlic and sugar.
Knead for 10 good minutes.
Let sit until doubles, time depends on temperature (at low temp 60-65, can sit all day)
Separate into two chunks, hand stretch into desired shape.
Place on cookie sheet or peel covered in cornmeal or coarse grain, cover with saran wrap.
Let rest 60 min while preheating oven to 450 with cast iron pan or pizza stone (or heavy ceramic plate)
Once ready to dress pizza, take out preheated cooking vessel, place dough on it and dress pizza as quickly as possible.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until crust is golden and beautiful.

The Crown Jewel
Yakisoba Pizza やきそばピッザ

Yakisoba (based off NYTimes recipe)
6 oz of some kind of wheat or egg pasta like udon or ramen or Chinese egg noodle (not soba, strangely enough)
1 small head of cabbage, cut medium-fine
1 bell pepper, cut into strips
2 carrots, grated Veggies
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp ketchup
1/4 c soy sauce
1/4 c worcestershire sauce (not vegetarian)
2 Tbsp mirin
2-3 scallions

Pizza sauce
2 Tbsp vegannaise or homemade vegan mayo

Cook pasta in boiling water to al dente, drain.
Heat oil in wok, cook vegetables sans cabbage and scallions. Cook 3 min, add cabbage and scallion whites until softish, 3 more min. Add sauces, cook for 2 min. Add noodles, mix. Cook until the sauce is adhering to the noodles. Add greens of scallions.

For pizza, once pizza is in place on the cooking vessel, top with vegannaise. Add yakisoba. Put in oven, bake until wonderful and golden, 15-20 min.

Brussel Sprouts and shallots

Cook some shallots (or onions) until golden, taking your time. Boil water and cook the brussels until al dente. Top pizza crust with olive oil, garlic and salt. Throw brussels and shallots on the crust once the crust is in place. Bake for 15-20 min until golden.

Scalloped and Mashed Potato Pizza with rosemary and onion
Based off of Kenji's recipe.
No real deviations here.

Sun-dried Tomatoes, Olives and Onion Pizza
Also based off of Kenji's recipe.
I left out the crushed tomatoes, going for just olive oil. I also used less panko. The onions were also not pre-cooked here.

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