Monday, September 8, 2008
At last, the vegan pizza recipe. Makes 3 medium pizzas.
175 gr plain or strong white flour
175 gr wholemeal spelt flour
5 gr fast-acting yeast
1 tsp salt
200 mls warm water
chopped red, green and / or yellow peppers
Put flour in bowl, stir in salt and yeast
Pour in water and mix to a dough
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes
Brush with water and leave in tea-towel covered bowl for an hour or so, to rise
Break into 2 or 3 pieces, and roll out
Spoon passata on top and smooth out
Toss the veg in olive oil to prevent drying
Bake base at 180C for 5 mins
Sprinkle with sweetcorn, peppers, garlic and onion
Bake at 180C for a further 10 to 15 mins.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
OK, this is not exactly a recipe but I discovered this great organic bread mix at the Farmer's Market at the Electric Picnic and felt the need to share.
You can make it with soya milk for a vegan loaf. They assure me I'll be able to buy the mix in Athlone, so I will be looking out for it.
All you need is the mix - I used their Mega Spelt Bread Mix which has linseed, pumpkin and sunflower seeds in it - and 350ml of soya milk. You cook it at 200 C and it yields a very unspelty, very un-soya-y loaf. (And that's a good thing.) It's a lot like real brown soda bread. Yum!
The enormous tomatoes come courtesy of our weekly organic veg basket from Beechlawn Organic Farm. The bread is actually a hefty 2lb loaf.
Their website is Sowan's Organic and it's here.