Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fifty Nifty United Pizza #1 - Alabama!

It's no secret that we love pizza. We have said many times that we could eat pizza anywhere, anytime. We could probably eat pizza in every state in the USA (and yes, we realize that means 50 meals of pizza). Thus, we have come to the conclusion that in order to TRULY show our love for the culinary masterpiece that IS pizza...we would do just that. I SMELL A NEW PROJECT!

Pam and KT Present...
The Fifty Nifty United Pizzas of America

Alabama is known for its smoky BBQ, delicious southern greens, and...well...meat. A true Alabama native might scoff at our vegan ingredients at first, but after one taste, they'll be happily singing the Song of the South all night long.
Dough for one crust
1/2 cup pizza sauce (we used Muir Glen)
1/4 cup bbq sauce
Dash of hot sauce (we used Sriracha)
1/2 package Tempeh Fakin' Bacon
1/3 bundle curly Kale - chopped and tossed with 2 Tbsp olive oil and 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup vegan Mozarella cheese
1/2 cup vegan Cheddar cheese
1/8 cup vegan Parmesean cheese

1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a pizza pan and sprinkle with cornmeal before working the dough onto the pan. Sprinkle dough with vegan parmesean cheese.
2. Mix the pizza sauce, bbq sauce, and hot sauce together and spread over pizza dough.

3. Scatter the Fakin' Bacon onto the pizza, then pile on the Kale. Sprinkle with vegan Mozzarella and Cheddar cheeses. Finish with the vegan Parmesean -- which gives the pie a nice crispiness on top.
4. Bake for 10 minutes on the center rack, then 8-10 minutes on the lower rack.
5. Slice, plate, kick back, relax, and enjoy a taste of Alabama...at least our interpretation :)

Peace, Love, and Chiffarobes,
Pam and KT