Get-in-my-belly PIZZA! (Dairy Free)

Recently, I watched the first episode of ‘Ugly Delicious’ on Netflix. The opening show is an hour long homage to pizza; its history and its evolution. My mouth was watering from start to finish, from sushi pizza in Tokyo to the traditional pizzerias in Naples.  I felt inspired (and hungry) so I decided I wanted to give homemade pizza a go myself.

Even though I don’t eat dairy, I wanted to try and make a ‘pie’ that would still be delicious. I am so happy with how it turned out, and have made it 3 or 4 times since. And, although this recipe is dairy free, you can easily change that by swapping my vegan cheese for a classic mozzarella or any other favorite dairy toppings.

What to expect: How do you describe a really good pizza? Honestly, I now prefer to go for this than ordering in.. Try it and see is all I say.

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Makes: x2 10 inch thick base pizzas OR x4 10 inch thin base pizzas

Base ingredients

450g Strong white flour

1 Tsp Granulated sugar

Pinch of salt

7g Fast acting yeast

300ml Luke warm water

1 Tbsp Olive

Sauce ingredients

Ok, so I haven’t braved a homemade sauce as of yet, but I did experimented with a good few store-bought ones before I found the perfect one.

My favorite is definitely the Tesco Finest sundried tomato garlic and basil sauce.

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Toppings (Obviously you can choose your own, but these are my favorites)

Sliced Porchetta

Mushroom

Vegan cheese – I love the brand Violife, its 100% vegan and doesn’t coast an arm & a leg

Fresh Basil

Drizzle of olive oil

Directions

  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a bowl. Add the oil and water together and pour into bowl. Using clean hands, mix all together.
  2. Knead on a clean surface that has been covered lightly with flour for 5-10 minutes, until dough is soft and flexible.
  3. Place dough in bowl and cover with a cloth. Leave until doubled in size.  This usually takes about 45 minutes if left in a warm place.
  4. When ready, divide dough in two and roll out on a flour dusted surface.
  5. Add sauce and toppings to own taste.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil
  7. Bake in oven at 200 degrees for 10-15 minutes

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Tip: Rotate in oven every 5 minutes to avoid one side over cooking
Anything I would change next time: I am definitely going to work on making the sauce from scratch.

If you give this a go I would love to hear how it went or if you did anything differentm, so please feel free to get in touch.

Written with love,

R

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Feature photo by Julian Rojas Dättwyler on Unsplash

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