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Recipe(s): Mandolin Medley & Vegan Buffalo Wing Pizzas

August 1st, 2011 10:43 am by Kelly


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Sorry for the extended hiatus, folks. Our oldest cat and first-adopted furkid Ozzy passed away last month, and blogging has understandably been the last thing on my mind. (And searching through Petfinder listings for Find-a-Friend Friday, too painful to bear.) But I’m trying to get back into the swing of things, and to make up for my absence, I bring you not one but two yummy pizza recipes! Nothing too fancy, just a couple of pies we whipped up over the weekend.

The Mandolin Medley (top) is my creation, so named because I sliced the veggies (including a variety of tomatoes straight from my own garden!) paper-thin using a mandolin. Well, technically I was only able to use the mandolin on the potatoes; my cheap model didn’t prove very useful for the tomatoes and carrots, so I ended up cutting those by hand. But still, you get the idea, yes? (On another note: can anyone recommend a sturdy-yet-inexpensive mandolin?)

Shane made a spicy Buffalo Wing pizza (below) for himself, using Boca’s Chik’n patties seasoned with Frank’s Original Red Hot Sauce for the “wings.” A few flavors of Galaxy Foods’ vegan cheeses have been languishing in our freezer for like forever, so we broke out the cheddar rice cheese for the occasion. (The verdict on the cheese? “Okay,” with a noncommittal shrug.)

Vegan pizza pies and the Dexter season finale: all in all, a good night!

 

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Ingredients

…for a Fluffy White Pizza Crust

1 cup warm water (110 degrees F / 45 degrees C)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/4 tablespoons active dry yeast
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

…for a Mandolin Medley Pizza

red pizza sauce
1 large white baking potato (or the equivalent potato of your choice!), thinly sliced
1-2 large carrots, thinly sliced
5 Juliet tomatoes (or one Beefsteak tomato, or two plum tomatoes – you get the idea!), thinly sliced
Mozzarella Follow Your Heart soy cheese (or the vegan cheese of your choosing), shredded
cornmeal
cooking spray

…for a Buffalo Wing Pizza

red pizza sauce
Frank’s Original Red Hot Sauce
3 Boca Chik’n Patties (or the vegan chicken patties of your choice), cut into eighths
Cheddar Galaxy Foods rice cheese (or whichever vegan cheese you prefer), shredded
cornmeal
cooking spray

Directions

1. To prepare the dough: stir the water, sugar and yeast together until dissolved. Add the olive oil and salt, as well as any extra spices or seasonings. Stir in the flour until blended. Form the dough into a small ball and let rest in large bowl, covered loosely with a towel, anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours.

2. When you’re ready to assemble and bake your pizza, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

3. As the oven’s heating, spread a dusting of cornmeal onto your pizza stone (or lightly coat your pizza pan with cooking spray). Using fingers dipped in olive oil (optional), pat the dough onto the stone, spreading it out evenly.

4. When you’re done shaping the dough, add your toppings:

If making a Mandolin Medley pizza, cut all of your produce – potatoes, carrots and tomatoes – into thin slices (we’re talking 1/16 of an inch thin!), either by hand or using a mandolin (especially useful for the potatoes!), and set aside. To prepare your pizza, begin with the sauce, followed by two thirds of the potatoes and all of the carrots. Next add the cheese, and finish off with the tomatoes and the rest of the potatoes. If desired, spray a tiny spritz of cooking spray onto the potatoes; this will cause them to crisp up when baking.

For a Vegan Buffalo Wing pizza, begin by cutting your chicken patties – thawed on the countertop or heated slightly in the microwave – into small pieces. Dust a bit of hot sauce onto each piece and set aside. To prepare your pizza, spread a generous helping of red sauce onto the dough, mixing in a splash of hot sauce as you do so. (Shane used approximately one tablespoon, but you might prefer more or less!) Add the chicken patties and vegan cheese. Easy cheesy!

5. Bake at 425 degrees, for between 15 and 20 minutes for a single pizza, or 30 to 40 minutes for two pizzas. (The Mandolin Medley pizza took a little longer to bake than usual.)

6. Get your nom on!

 

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