Best Gluten Free Vegan Pizza EVER!
Occasionally I have a tendency to compulsively keep buying an item, forgetting that I've bought it and then not use any of the purchased product, resulting in a bit of a stockpile of one particular thing. Best case scenario, this just means I have a new bottle or 2 of sesame oil that I'd forgotten about which I can whip out in a stir fry emergency - you'd be surprised how often that's a thing. Worst case scenario I find a load of past best tomatoes at the back of the fridge and have to sling them out. Thankfully, this time around at least, I realised that I had accidentally started collecting sweet potatoes before they were beyond consumption - yas! I was chalking this up to a win even though I had no idea what to do with the blasted things. I mean, I love sweet potato, but one as big as my head and three more to boot seemed like far too many to shove in my face before they went manky. I toyed with the idea of dehydrating some as apparently dehydrated sweet potato slices are a damn expensive dog treat, but it just seemed a bit, I dunno? Meh. Then I remembered the one thing that I could always eat more of - pizza! Oh yes, gluten free pizza bases would definitely make good use of this morning glory family glut. Also, once it's been magically transformed into dough, I could always freeze the rest for later.
Ha. As if I'd make pizza bases and not just scoff the lot.
Now I know that gluten free and vegan pizza is so damn easy to make and blooming delicious too, I might have to accidentally buy too many of the versatile blighters a bit more often. Oh, and the dough also makes a wicked flatbread if you bash it out thin and cook it in a dry, hot pan.
By the way, expect your gluten munching partner to be rather flatteringly but also a bit offensively surprised at just how much this holds up as pizza. Yes, I get it, I'm generally a terrible baker and this is pretty much the best dough based thing I've ever made. Thanks.
To be fair, this is by far the
Best Gluten Free Vegan Pizza EVER!
makes 3 large pizza bases
for the base
3 cups of cooked and peeled sweet potato flesh (about 3 roasted sweet potatoes)
3 - 4 cups of gluten free plain flour
1 tbsp flax seed
2 tbsp mixed herbs
salt & pepper
for the red sauce
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp chives
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chilli
salt and pepper
vegan cheeze, finely grated
vegan pepperoni (I adapted this recipe by using 400g of tofu and added 1 tsp crushed coriander and caraway seeds)
leek, finely sliced
red pepper, sliced
- Preheat your oven to 190.
- In a bowl, mash the sweet potato flesh with a fork. Season and sprinkle over the flax and herbs. Stir to combine.
- Gradually add in the flour, stirring it into the sweet potato mix until a workable dough forms. This is why roasted sweet potato is better rather than boiled as they'll be less wet and need less flour. Dough should not be sticky or leave loads of mixture on your fingers and hold itself together. It's amazingly like a proper dough.
- Split your dough into 3 equal pieces and squish and roll out each section as thinly as you can manage onto parchment paper. I found using a little oil on the pin or my hands helped with the squishing and rolling process. Use a fork to prick little holes all over the top of your base and then pop in the oven for 8 minutes.
- Whilst your base is part baking, make the red sauce by popping all of the red sauce ingredients into a saucepan and gently bringing to a simmer. Use a hand blender to blitz smooth and set aside.
- Bring your base out of the oven, add sauce and top. Top topping tip! Put your vegan cheeze underneath your other toppings, but above the sauce and it'll melt all nice like evil cheese used to, instead of keeping it's shape and baking all hard.
- Pop your pizza back in the oven for another 12 minutes or until it's cooked through. Bring it out, marvel a little bit, then slice and scoff!
- Want more.
- But feel stuffed.
- But want more.
- But really am very stuffed.
- But there are two more bases right there...
- Have more.
- Definitely have more.