Anyway, it's pizza day!
The boy is working a 12 hour shift today, which means it's pizza for one. The Boy's speciality is pizza, and he makes his own pizza dough. I on the other hand have no patience with doughs or pastries, so I get the ready made ones. Home Bargains sell Napolina pizza bases and recently it was on offer so I stocked up. It does make me laugh that they describe these as large pizza bases, but maybe I'm just greedy.
I was never really that crazy about cheese, however I like cheese on a pizza purely because it helps to keep toppings on. For today's pizza I'd treated myself to some Violife pizza cheese. I LOVE their cheese slices however I hadn't tried the pizza cheese but I'd heard it melted well so I was very excited!
For the pizza sauce, I used this recipe, I'd made this before and it's super easy. You just chuck it all in a blender for a few minutes, the most labour intensive part is peeling and chopping the garlic. You could leave the garlic out or use a smidge of garlic powder if you wanted to be really lazy.
I love to load my pizza with toppings, I was never a fan of the boring margarita. Today I used all my favorite pizza toppings- green olives (black would go better but I didn't have any), red onion (home grown), pineapple and sweet corn. I also added some seitan sausages I made for Seitan Sunday (recipe and review to follow tomorrow).
I thought I'd put a load of cheese on, but when I took it out it didn't look very cheesy. I doubt this has anything to do with the cheese itself as I tend to underestimate the amount of cheese I need on a pizza.
See what I mean about these bases not being large- they don't even fill the pizza tray!
The garlic veganaise I had at Cat Bar in Barcelona, had reminded me how much I love garlic mayonnaise. So when I did a Real Foods order this week, I added this Really! Not Dairy roasted garlic mayonnaise to my order. I love it, it tastes just like garlic mayonnaise. I thought it would go great on the pizza.
The base was OK, I prefer The Boy's homemade bases and we do them nice and thin but this one was neither a pan or thin and crispy base. I really loved the Violife pizza cheese and I thought it melted well and tasted pretty creamy and authentic. I would say that black olives would have tasted nicer but I'm more of a green olive fan so a jar of black olives would have been wasted. However overall, this was a pretty good pizza and I was getting pretty stuffed by the end.