Monday, September 23, 2013

Scraps and Snippets ~ Cheezeburger Pizza

Cooked and with black sesame seeds.
Pizza Crust:  Use your favorite. If you don't have a recipe or favorite crust here's an idea. 

3 teaspoons yeast
1 Cup warm water 
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 TBSP olive oil
2+ Cups flour (I used whole wheat pastry flour) 

Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup of warm water in medium mixing bowl. Add sugar (to feed the yeast). Stir and let this sit for 5 minutes, it should foam). Add the oil, salt and the rest of the water. Add 2 cups of flour and stir into a soft dough. Dump onto a floured surface and cover with flour. Knead dough adding flour as needed (a TBSP at a time) until the dough becomes elastic and smooth.

Place dough into a greased bowl and cover with a towel and let rise for about 30 minutes. 

In the meantime prep the toppings: Preheat oven to 450 or as directed by your pizza crust recipe/instructions. 

Use your favorite meat substitute for hamburger (approx 1 cup or two burgers broken into pieces). If you need recipes here are a few of our favorites

Ready for the oven. 
1/3 Cup organic ketchup
1 and 1/2 TBSP mustard
3 TBSP dill pickle relish or  equivalent dill pickles chopped
1/2 Cup small dice onion
2 TBSP sesame seeds (I used black, maybe not quite as appetizing when you look at it). 
Additionally, 1/2 to 1 Cup, shredded "cheddar cheese", Daiya, etc. or use 1/4 Cup cashew cheese sauce like I did (I don't have my own recipe, I was actually testing one for an upcoming cookbook so I can't give the details.)

Mix the mustard and ketchup together and use as your pizza sauce. Spread your meat substitute, pickles and onion over the sauce. Pour or sprinkle your cheese over that and top with sesame seeds. 

Bake for approx 20 minutes. 

Feel free to add diced tomatoes, lettuce, more ketchup and mustard as toppings before serving. 

Makes one decent sized pizza, serves 3-4 people.