We ordered in vegan pizza from Brighton establishment Pizzaface one time, and it was OK but it was a bit scanty on the cheeze, so once I discovered how to make sourdough pizza base I stopped ordering in and started making my own.
It’s a naughty treat that involves buying in vegan cheese from the shops (our favourites are cheezely pepperjack style or mozzerella style ‘super-melting’ varieties as they melt well and taste OK). However I am really keen to invent my own vegan cheese and am still experimenting with this so if you have a really good recipe please share!
We tend to make this at weekends when we don’t need to have leftovers to take to work for lunch the next day, as there’s rarely any left! The sourdough gives it an amazing tasty sour flavour!
Makes enough for 2 medium pizzas or 1 large pizza for sharing between 2.
You will need:
- 1 sourdough pizza base
- 1 batch of John’s Simple Easy & Delicious Tomato Sauce
- 2 Tbsp dried oregano (or to taste)
- 1 pack of vegan cheeze
- Toppings to taste (our favourites are fresh tomato, fresh garlic, onion, chilli, olives, peppers).
1. Pre-heat your oven to 250°C.
2. Prepare your pizza base using my sourdough recipe or any other recipe you like.
3. Prepare a thick tomato sauce using John’s simple tomato sauce recipe using 1 can of tinned tomatoes.
4. Spread the sauce over the base, then sprinkle liberally with dried oregano.
5. Add your toppings of choice, then grate the cheese all over the top so that everything is covered. The fine grater gives a more even coverage and melts better, but occasionally we use the coarse grater – the choice is yours. A whole block of Cheezely is usually about right for us!
6. Bake in an oven pre-heated to 250°C for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is well melted (John likes his well browned). Pour on yummy French pizza oil now if you have some!
7. Enjoy your pizza with a film and a beer. We recommend Samuel Smith’s as their beers are not only yummy but vegan too, and they have something to suit every palette (Lorraine’s favourite is the organic chocolate stout!).
We’d love to know what your favourite toppings are!