Breakfast pizza for dinner!
Breakfast Pizza with Garlic Sauce & Scrambled Tofu
…for a Fluffy White Pizza Crust
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F / 45 degrees C) [Optional: sub in 1/2 cup of plain soy milk; this gave us a slightly thinner crust.]
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/4 tablespoons active dry yeast
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
…for the scrambled tofu
1 pound firm tofu, pressed
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups sliced mushrooms (fresh or canned)
1/2 onion, diced
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 cup tomatoes, diced*
1/4 cup corn (canned or frozen)*
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast, divided
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon parsley OR 1 tablespoon chives
1/4 teaspoon salt
* Feel free to swap these out for your own favorite veggies – bell peppers, cabbage, etc.
…for the garlic sauce
2 tablespoons margarine
a dash of garlic powder
…for the pizza
Cheddar Daiya cheese, or the vegan cheese of your choice
Cornmeal or cooking spray with which to coat the pizza stone or pizza pan
1. To prepare the dough: stir the water, sugar and yeast together until dissolved. Add the olive oil and salt, as well as any extra spices or seasonings. Stir in the flour until blended. Form the dough into a small ball and let rest in large bowl, covered loosely with a towel, anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours.
2. About a 45 minutes before you’d like to start making the pizza, begin preparing the scrambled tofu. Lightly press the brick of tofu for five to ten minutes to drain the excess moisture. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook on medium for about ten minutes, or until the mushrooms begin to brown. Add the diced onion and continue to cook for another five minutes, or until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic, tomatoes, and corn and continue to cook for another five minutes, or until the corn and tomatoes are tender.
3. As the veggies are cooking, place the tofu in a large bowl and mash it with a fork until it becomes crumbly. Add a tablespoon of the nooch and mix well.
4. Pour the tofu into the skillet and mix it in with the veggies. Reduce the heat to low. Add the rest of the nutritional yeast, soy sauce, cumin, turmeric, parsley/chives, and the salt. Mix well. Cook for another few minutes on low; continue to stir. When done cooking, remove from the heat, cover, and set aside.
5. When you’re ready to assemble and bake your pizza, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
6. Make the garlic sauce: in a small bowl, nuke the margarine a few seconds at a time until it’s melted. Add a dash of garlic and mix well. Set aside.
7. To assemble the pizza, start by spreading a dusting of cornmeal onto your pizza stone (or lightly coat your pizza pan with cooking spray). Using fingers dipped in olive oil (optional), pat the dough onto the stone, spreading it out evenly.
8. Using your fingers or a brush, spread the garlic sauce evenly onto the dough. Add a thin layer of cheddar Daiya, followed by all of the scrambled tofu, and a little more cheddar cheese to garnish.
9. Bake at 425 degrees, for between 15 and 20 minutes for a single pizza, or 30 minutes for two pizzas.
10. Enjoy often: for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!