Vegan sweet heat
Serves 2. Cooked in a conventional oven.
Vegan options are rapidly improving, with many meat alternatives becoming available and improving in both taste and texture.
For this pizza we wanted to try and replicate the classic hot and pizza sausage pizza and used a new Spanish Chorizo style vegan choice.
When eating, you’ll be really hard pressed to realise you’re eating a dairy and meat free pizza. The Viola Vegan Mozzarella Cheese melts well and was indistinguishable in its taste to its dairy replacement.
We added Roquito peppers to provide a really nice balance of sweet heat. Red Onion and bell pepper provided just that extra bit of crunch into the topping to compliment the light, airy crisp base.
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- 1 Great Balls of Flour sourdough pizza ball
- Flour and semolina mix
- 65g Great Balls of Flour Pizza Tomato Sauce
- 70g Viola Vegan Mozzarella, grated.
- 4 slices Vegan Spanish Chorizo
- 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
- 1/4 red bell pepper thinly slice
Ensure you have prepared your Great Balls of Flour pizza dough ball so it is rested and has got up to temperature. This will make it really easy to press and stretch your dough ball into the pizza base.
Fire up your pizza oven, or home oven to it’s maximum setting (250ºC), waiting until your stone or steel has had sufficient time to get to temperature. Remove your Great Balls of Flour Pizza Tomato Sauce from your fridge and allow to warm for 45 minutes before building your pizza.
Sprinkle your work surface with flour and semolina mix and roll your dough ball lightly covering it all over to ensure it doesn’t stick to the surface. Spread and stretch like in this video
Sprinkle your pizza peel or parchment paper with flour and semolina mix. Transfer to your pizza peel, or parchment paper if cooking in a home oven. Remember to shuffle the pizza base a couple of times throughout the building process to ensure your base doesn’t stick to the peel/parchment paper.
Once you have pressed out your pizza base and added the tomato sauce work quickly to add the rest of the toppings. Add your red onions, bell pepper and Roquito peppers. Then add your cheese. Place the Chorizo slices on top. We found that folding the slices in quarter ensured they didn’t dry out too much which can happen in meat alternatives.
Cook as per the guide for your preferred pizza cooking method. Remember to rotate frequently if using an Ooni or similar style of oven or rotate after 3 minutes if using a home oven, which is show in the image above. Check our how to video tutorials for help and guides on getting the best from cooking in your oven.
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