Making Teese Vegan Pizza With A Friend
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!”
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.
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?