There is no person who does not like pizza. This dish has successfully won the hearts of Poles of all ages. Homemade, fresh pizza is second to none - every amateur knows it. Also a vegan who eliminated dairy products, eggs, meat, fish from his diet. Can such a person enjoy an aromatic and full of ingredients pizza? Of course! We suggest how to do it.
It would seem that this particular dish presents little scope for people who give up animal products in their diets. The forbidden vegan list includes meats, sausages, eggs, fish, dairy products and even honey. How to eat a pizza without salami, mozzarella, ham, yellow, warm cheese sprinkles?
It turns out, however, that the vegan pizza is as good as the traditional one. What's more, people with lactose intolerance can also eat it, and when we use gluten-free flour, also gluten.
How to start preparing a vegan pizza?
The main thing is to choose the right ingredients. We rely on plant products to compose the filling and healthy flours for the base.
Instead of traditional wheat flour, it is healthier to use, for example , ecological spelled flour available from us . It is distinguished by a high fiber content, it is easily digestible and easily digestible. Additionally, it also includes:
- unsaturated fatty acids
- numerous vitamins (including vitamins A, E, D, B1, B2, B6 and PP)
- as well as minerals valuable for the functioning of our body, such as iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium
- it also contains a lot of protein. It is 50% more than in traditional wheat flour.
In the gluten-free version, the pizza base can be made of buckwheat flour or a mixture of buckwheat, millet and rice flour in a 2-1-1 ratio.
Buckwheat flour available here also contains a lot of protein, amino acids that our body needs from the outside and additionally gives the dishes a unique aroma. If you prefer the bottom with a more neutral taste, you can add millet to buckwheat flour, which does not change the taste of the dishes and also contains a whole lot of beneficial ingredients:
- minerals .
Our rice flour , which is low in sodium, has similar properties.
Ecological flours available from us:
To make a vegan pizza you will need:
1 and 1/2 cups of wheat flour - it is good to mix wheat flour and spelled flour in a proportion of half and a half
(in the gluten-free version, you can use buckwheat flour or a mixture of buckwheat, rice and millet flour)
Extra small handful of flour to knead on the countertop
1/2 cup of warm water
- 10 g of fresh yeast
- spoon of salt
- a teaspoon of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of oil
Sift the flour on a fine sieve into a bowl, add salt. Dissolve yeast in water, add sugar, combine with flour. Stir with the palm of the hand until the dough begins to move away from the bowl. Then add the olive oil and knead until all the fat has been absorbed. If it is too sticky, you can lightly sprinkle it with flour. In the gluten-free version, the dough will knead differently and will be sticky, because the gluten-free flour does not provide flexibility.
Cover with a clean cloth and set aside in a warm place to rise. The dough should double its volume. It takes about an hour. It is good not to uncover the cloth during this time to watch it rise, because the dough cools down and may fall down. During this time, you can prepare a sauce that will perfectly replace yellow cheese.
Homemade béchamel sauce with inactive yeast flakes
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 12 tablespoons of inactive yeast flakes
- 2 tablespoons of wheat, spelled or gluten-free flour
- 2 cups of soy or rice milk
- 2 tablespoons of mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the fat slightly in a frying pan, add the sifted flour and inactive yeast flakes, stir so that they do not lump. Fry for a while and slowly add the milk, stirring constantly. Add mustard, salt and pepper. Cook for a while - until it thickens.
Homemade tomato sauce for the bottom:
- 6 large tomatoes
- 1 small onion
- 1 small teaspoon of dried basil
- 1 small teaspoon of marjoram
- Pinch of salt
Scald the tomatoes with boiling water, peel them, dice them and stew them until the sauce evaporates. When the whole thing is quite thick, mix until smooth. Add finely diced glazed small onion, marjoram and basil.
Roll out the dough into a thin cake slightly larger than the baking tray. Line a baking tray with baking paper (it makes cutting easier later) or grease it with grease. Transfer the cake to a baking tray, forming slightly higher edges. Brush the dough with the sauce. You need a bit of a feeling here, so that there is not too much sauce, because the dough will be too wet. In turn, too little sauce will make the pizza dry.
And on top?
Just what who likes or has it at hand. Remember to cover the selected ingredients with béchamel sauce.
Tofu - mushrooms - onion - arugula
Broccoli - olives-cherry tomatoes-onion-zucchini
Mushrooms - corn - pepper - pineapple - herbes de Provence Spinach - tomatoes-garlic - mushrooms
Dried tomatoes in olive oil - basil - olives - mushrooms - oregano
Put the prepared raw pizza in an oven preheated to 200 degrees C and bake for about 15 minutes. This is a version with a not too fried bottom. If someone likes a more crunchy dough, they have to bake it a little longer. After removing from the oven, you can sprinkle the finished pizza lightly with spray oil and sprinkle with salt. Cut after cooling down. Simple. Tasty. Healthy.