Be prepared to get your hands dirty for this delicious vegan bell pepper pizza. So put on an apron and some music and let’s do this.
To make the dough mix I use a mixer very similar to the Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer. It really has made my life much easier by saving me a lot of arm energy. Usually my arms were so tired by just mixing the dough that I didn’t have much energy left to roll the dough. This machine does all the mixing for you.
The basic toppings I usually use for this recipe is a purple onion, a tomato, pineapple pieces and ‘robot’ peppers which is red, yellow and green peppers. We call them robot peppers since they are the colors of a robot. For those who don’t know…in South-Africa we call traffic lights robots. For this pizza I thought there was some green pepper left in the fridge but nope…there wasn’t. So I could only use ⅔ of the robot…kidding. But there were some spring onions that were just begging to be used. So I used them instead of the purple onion. My point is that it’s really up to you to play around with the ingredients.
The Vegan Cheese Sauce:
Since this recipe can be quite time consuming my suggestion would be to make the cheese sauce the previous day. I usually make enough cheese sauce so that I can use the cheese sauce over some steamed vegetables on Thursday and over the pizza on Friday. That way I already made the cheese sauce the previous day as part of lunch. Clever plan I think… If you would like, you can check out my vegan cheese sauce recipe to view a picture of the cheese sauce.
At first my pizza base came out all crooked and skew. It’s still not perfect but hey, don’t judge, much improvement have been made. I’m no expert in this but here is some tips that helped me roll out the dough much better:
- First, spray cooking spray on your rolling pin and on the surface you want to roll the dough out on. You can use flour as well.
- Take the dough and roll it forward and backwards until it forms a cylinder turned onto its side. Squeeze the sides in each time you rolled it forward and backwards. Check the illustration:
- Now start rolling the dough with your rolling pin. Roll it in all directions: first north, then east, then south, then west, then north again etc.
- Do this until you get the shape you desire.
Well then….good luck and have fun.