Pizza night… What do You think about it? Sounds good for a lazy Friday night? Or maybe not lazy at all, maybe You throwing a little movie night party or going to one? Whatever the circumstances are You probably may need something really tasty to snack on, or eat on. Pizza is the best option, also best thing You can have on cosy and warm sofa in front of TV. Well, yes, You always can order one, but how sure You gonna be is it vegan, even if You asked so, or gluten free?
However, I must admit, that most of my ordering experiences ended up with having either gluten free or vegan, but not both, so I gave up and decide rather cook myself! Do You feel the same? Oh, I know how hard is to be gluten free vegan, maybe just start eat normal food as everyone else..? No sh*t – not gonna happen. So, are You with me?
Homemade Mini Pizza
First of all, I want to share my excitement about soft base, which is surprisingly moist and chewy as a gluten free and vegan (hurray!), topped with my favourite vegan chilli mayonnaise now sold in Aldi for less than £2. C’mon it is pizza! And finally loaded with veggies and cheese. Oh I love cheese… Always trying to make one that tastes and melts like store brought one, but still no hope, maybe someday, anyways I am vegan with veggies, not vegan with endless substitutes. Time to time it is OK, and pleasant, but not everyday, agree? And my favourite cherry on top is peppery greens on freshly baked pizza, just makes it taste amazing…
What is better than cheesy and soft pizza? Every bite seems like a dream, soft base with spicy sauce, tangy veggies and ton of lovely melted cheese.
- 1 packet dried fast action yeast
- 1 tsp sugar*
- 1 cup warm water*
- 1 cup cauliflower
- 1 cup all purpose flour (GF)
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 3/4 cup vegan cheese
- 3-4 pepper stuffed olives
- 1 cup mushrooms
- 1 tomato
- 3 Tbsp favourite sauce
Firstly, preheat oven to 200 C.
Prepare yeast mixing it up with sugar and solving in warm water. Leave aside for at least 5 minutes or until it starts bubbling.
Meanwhile, cook and rice cauliflower. Probably the easiest way is to put cauliflower into microwave and heat up for 3-4 minutes, then chop into rice looking bits in food processor.
After that add all purpose flour into cauliflower rice and pour yeast mixture. Stir well, trying to leave no lumps and finally add remaining buckwheat flour. Dough must be soft and sticky, so damp Your hands and scoop a huge huge tablespoon of dough, roll it in Your hands and flatten it, so it looks like little pizza base. Put in on baking sheet and repeat until all dough is used.
Best part begins: grate Your cheese, finely chop mushrooms, slice tomatoes and olives and top pizza up! I recommend to spread some sauce on pizza base before any toppings but it is personal preference.
Finally, place everything in the oven and bake about 20 minutes. You will see pizza base getting gold, and smelling nice, so You will know it is almost ready. Just make sure dough is fully baked, no raw middles!
Serve hot or cold and eat as a main meal, snack or share with friends!
Looks really appetising, seems like You could eat all this alone, but that’s a small batch if You expecting an army of friends, I think You will love another pizza recipe too, my Ultimate Vegan Pizza, or some delicious snacking bits on Friends Platter to share.. Probably Your party will win the best food award, even with non vegan friends vote!
Finally, I usually ending post by wishing You happy cooking, but cooking is always fun, even if disaster happens sometimes, we learn from mistakes… I wanted to ask You, what is Your favourite movie? Do You do movie nights at all? Answers in comments please! See You!