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Mushroom Tomato Pizza

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Mushroom Tomato Pizza 

When i first made this dish, and also my favorite, i was really glad that it was a vegetarian food that i can eat forever and ever.

Not till when.. fellow friends that me that cheese is not vegan.

Cheese is made from rennet.. and rennet is…

quoted: Rennet is a combination of enzymes that a calf or other young mammal uses in order to digest its mother’s milk. Rennet for cheese making is usually harvested from the stomach lining of young calves after slaughter, though rennet from other animals such as pigs or goats can also be used.

http://vegetarian.lovetoknow.com/Are_There_Any_Cheeses_that_Do_Not_Contain_Rennet

so.. anyway, till i can find vegan cheese in Singapore, here’s my recipe for Mushroom Tomato Pizza & dough 🙂

The Dough :

300 g strong white bread flour
150 g fine ground semolina flour
1 level teaspoon sea salt n 1 teaspoon sugar
1×7 g sachets dried yeast
150 ml lukewarm water

season with a handful of herbs (basil, oregano, thyme)

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/bread-recipes/basic-pizza/

1. Pile the flour and salt on to a clean surface and make an 18cm well in the centre. Add your yeast and sugar to the lukewarm water, mix up with a fork and leave for a few minutes, then pour into the well.
2. Using a fork and a circular movement, slowly bring in the flour from the inner edge of the well and mix into the water. It will look like thick porridge. Continue to mix, bringing in all the flour. When the dough comes together and becomes too hard to mix with your fork, flour your hands and begin to pat it into a ball.
3. Knead the dough by rolling it backward and forward, using your left hand to stretch the dough toward you and your right hand to push the dough away from you at the same time. Repeat this for 10 minutes, until you have a smooth, springy, soft dough.
4. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let double in size for about 45 minutes.

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Take a piece of the dough, dust your surface and the dough with a little flour or semolina, and roll it out into a rough circle about 0.5cm thick. Tear off an appropriately sized piece of tin foil, rub it with olive oil, dust it well with flour or semolina and place the pizza base on top.

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The Tomato Sauce :

* 6 small tomatoes

* onions

* garlic

* sea salt

* italian herbs

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Chop up the tomatoes into cube size, and bite size for the onions & garlic.

pan fry the onions & garlic, throw in the tomatoes, and keep stirring till it became a paste. season w sea salt & herbs.

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spread the tomato sauce over the pizza dough.

and now the toppings!

* black olives

* mushrooms

* cherry tomatoes

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Send in to the oven and bake for 175 degrees, 30 mins.

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