Monday, November 5, 2012

Vegan Sunday Brunch, Episode 20: Breakfast Pizza

Hey all!

Just a quickie post today, checkin' in with the latest Sunday brunch creation - a vegan breakfast pizza!


Pizza is a really easy thing to throw together if you've got an hour or so to let the dough rise.  I used this recipe, using regular all-purpose flour instead of bread flour and allowing it to rise a little longer, about 45 minutes.  I also used a lot more than the 2 cups the recipe called for - at least 2 1/2 cups, maybe more.  When you're making dough, it's all about feel - pizza dough should be soft and a little tacky, and you want to avoid adding too much flour.

For the toppings, we dressed this pizza in a white sauce - well, it's more of a yellow translucent color but still.   We heated 2 or 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a small pot and cooked some garlic, onion and fresh poultry herbs in it, and spread that on the base of 2 pizzas (the dough makes enough for 2 10-inch pizzas).  On top of that went some scrambled tofu, Italian-style ground round (vegan sausages would be a great choice too), sauteed mushrooms and bell pepper, sliced tomatoes and some Daiya (or whatever vegan cheese you fancy).  We baked it on a pizza stone for about 10 minutes at 450 F - I like the results of cooking pizza at high temperatures, since it gives the dough a crisp-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside texture.


Though it was awesome on its own, my favorite way to eat anything breakfast-y tends to be with ketchup.  Mike ate his with hot sauce if you're not into ketchup-y goodness.  And the best part?  2 pizzas meant leftovers for lunch!

Well homies, I'm off to continue pondering some big life decisions.  Cryptic and vague, yes, but I promise I'll talk about it all with you in good time.  Toodles!

8 comments:

  1. Ahhh yeah, my favourite posts of the week, the Sunday brunch posts! I like the white sauce meets hot sauce style. A pizza combo I can definitely get behind!

    Am intrigued by the life decisions stuff - hope they're all of the good kind....

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    1. Thanks Joey, and yeah, the life decisions will be good no matter what, I think, but difficult.

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  2. Another amazing Sunday brunch for me to drool over. This breakfast pizza looks like serious business, so delicious!

    Oooh can't wait to see what all of this pondering leads too. Please do keep us filled in because I know I'm nosy ;)

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    1. Serious business, ha ha. :) And don`t worry, I will!

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  3. Big life decisions! Good luck with the pondering :-)

    I've never had breakfast pizza before ... but I like the idea.

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  4. I'm liking this breakfast pizza, it sounds mighty tasty. You guys should start making breakfast items of all foods! Tacos, pie, empanadas, the possibilities are endless.

    Hopefully these life decisions are of the postive variety, and just because I'm nosey, are you thinking about moving out of Saskatchewan? Tell me if I'm warm :)

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    1. That sounds amazing! Luckily there are many more brunches in my future. :) And I will tell you two things. Yes, you are warm. However, prior to this we had made plans to move to Ontario next summer, and that still stands. Nonetheless, still warm. :)

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