Making Teese Vegan Pizza With A Friend

September 27, 2010 by Keri

I finally got around to trying the “new” Teese!  This past weekend, I traded a little vegan pizza-making lesson for a photography lesson with my friend, Jameson (you may remember him from his famous Vegan Taco Soup Recipe).  I highly recommend trading free knowledge with your friends; it’s like playing school, but grown up and more useful!  Anyway, I was quite impressed with Teese’s new formulation compared to the old, and I even pinched some, pulled on it, and proclaimed, “Look, it’s stretchy!”

Vegan Pizza Recipes

Vegan Pizza Recipes

For the crust, we used a yeast packet (2 1/2 teaspoons) combined with 1/3 cup warm water, and let that sit for about 10 minutes.  We then combined 3 cups whole wheat flour, 2/3 cup water, the yeast water, a teaspoon of salt, and about a teaspoon of Italian seasoning, kneading until a sticky ball formed.  The dough ball was put in a lightly oiled bowl, covered with a clean towel, and left in a warm place to rise for about 30 minutes.  Finally it was time to roll out the crust, spread with sauce, top with mushrooms and Teese, and bake at 450 for 25 minutes.

Vegan Pizza Recipes

Vegan Pizza Recipe

Vegan Pizza Recipes

This pizza had a thicker crust than I usually make because his pizza pan was so small, but I may have to start making it that way at home.  The thicker crust was a bit more like restaurant pan pizza and very tasty.  Oh, and someone needs to give this guy some mixing bowls!  (I’m supposed to stop making fun of his cookware.)  Thanks for letting me take over your kitchen, Jameson!

What’s your favorite vegan cheese?  Do you think one brand reigns supreme for pizza-making?

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  1. Krys says:

    I haven’t tried Teese yet, because I tried and got hooked on Sheese. It’s the one made-for-vegans food item I don’t mind splurging on. We haven’t yet made pizza with it, but now I want to give it a try. Thanks for the pizza dough recipe! It’s just the motivation I need. =)

    • Keri says:

      I’ve never tried Sheese, but I have heard wonderful things. If I ever come across any, I’ll definitely buy some! 🙂

  2. Stefanie says:

    My favorite “cheese” is by We Can’t Say it is Cheese. I like the mexi cheddar cheese dip. It is pretty good on pizza too. I put it in a lot of things though. 🙂 The crust on the pizza looks tasty.

    • Keri says:

      I’ve never tried We Can’t Say It’s Cheese either! This is another one I’ve always wanted to try, but I’d have to order online, so hopefully I come across it somewhere soon. 🙂

  3. James says:

    I’ve only tried Daiya, and it is brilliant – I can’t imagine another brand coming closer to the real cheese experience – but I still prefer cheeseless pizzas. Very tomatoey is how I like it, and the cheese just gets in the way.

    • Keri says:

      I love a good cheeseless pizza too, but whenever we order one, the husband grimaces and asks me to add Daiya to his half. So I usually just make the whole thing myself. 😛

  4. Jameson says:

    Thanks again for the cooking lesson, Keri. I’ll have the readership know I promptly polished off the remaining three slices of pizza for lunch the following day. Also, I feel no shame about my small pizza pan—I’m only feeding one person! Most of the time, anyway. But a larger pan would have resulted in bigger slices and more toppings… Hmm…

    • Keri says:

      I’m sure you’ll be dazzling people with your pizza-making abilities! Yeah, it’s a toss up. You’d have more toppings and bigger slices, but you’d lose that nice fat crust. Decision, decisions. 😉

  5. Noelle says:

    I am all about Daiya although I have been wanting to try Teese’s new formulation. I had it before the new stuff came out and I SO did not like it.

    • Keri says:

      The new formulation is stretchy, which I think is kind of neat. I wouldn’t eat it plain (unmelted), but I don’t like Daiya plain either Oh, and it’s cheaper.. so I like that. 🙂

  6. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says:

    Keri you rock!! all your meals just make me wanna come over and help you with the leftovers 🙂

  7. I’ve only tried daiya mozzarella and galaxy nutrition vegan rice cheese (cheddar) and they are both delicious. Every time i buy another type i dont end up seeing the “milk protein” in it no matter how hard i look, until i get home. I tried to get follow your heart cheese but was unable to find any.

    Thanks for the crust recipe! Your recipes are awesome! I’ve tried making pizza crust but no matter how much i knead it, it won’t go elastic. I don’t know. Maybe i’m doing it wrong. I’ll try your recipe. Thanks Keri!

    • Keri says:

      This is definitely my favorite crust recipe, so I hope it works for you! My mom made that “milk protein” mistake a few times as well. I wish they’d just print NOT VEGAN giant on the package. Haha!

  8. Jessi says:

    Nothing is better than Daiya shreds. Oh My Stars! It makes the pizza addictive. I have to invite other people over or i will seriously eat the whole thing it is so good.

  9. stampylisa says:

    Daiya is my fave, although I want to try Teese. My hubs can’t have soy or anything w/casein, so Daiya is it for him. I tried the We can’t say it’s not cheese, cheddar version and I love it spread on rye toast, but I don’t know that i’d use it on pizza. it’s more of a cold cheese spread. I didn’t like the consistency when it warmed up as I traveled with it the other day ( I brought it w/as my airport snack, since airports generally lack good veggie food)

    • Keri says:

      I really want to try those We Can’t Say It’s Cheese spreads! They look delicious and I’ve heard great things!