Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thai Chick-Un Pizza & Pizza Dough

Yes! More Culinary infusion food! Read on for exploration!

With all of the Italian food I was making, I was missing one thing: Pizza. Unfortunately, my favourite would have to be cheese, which was not allowed in my diet. So to make things less painful, I found a recipe that gave me a taste of Thailand (or its attempts at least). The toppings & sauce comes from "Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan" while the dough comes from "Students Go Vegan Cookbook."

I tell you, I had such a hard time with the dough. I dissolved the yeast , oiled the dough, and knead the heck out of it, but for some very odd reason, the dough kept coming out sticky. I probably added about 10 cups of flour when the recipe calls for only one!

Well, I got the dough made, and then it was time for the sauce and toppings. Instead of tomato, I used a peanut sauce, which was pretty simple to make. Apart from the peanut butter, it consisted of coconut milk (I used rice), agave nectar, and even soy sauce. The sauce alone was quite tasty, but the only thing that I can think that would compliment it would be chicken (that's the only time I ever have peanut sauce!)

As for toppings, they were chick pas, bell peppers, onions, bean sprouts, and some cilantro. Baked that baby in the oven and when it came out, it smelled good! Here's a closer look at the pizza:

Now the important part, taste: can you say mmmmm? Pretty decent of a pizza, and it was very refreshing too, with all of the vegetables and peanut goodness on a piece of bread. It was a perfect balance between sweet and savoury. Although it's no cheese pizza, I admit that it's good and (dare I say it) healthy for you! Who knew this would be possible, a pizza without threatening diseases (I think at least!)

Oh my, Italian and Thai food should come together more often, I would totally go that restaurant any time!

Rating: 4½ out of 5

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