Dairy free pizza – Maidoton pizza

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I love cheese but sometimes I feel that pizza is a bit too heavy with a huge layer of cheese in it. My dear Aussie husband loves my pizzas, for some reason he thinks they are one of the best things I cook. Being so, we never order take away pizza. Due to the dairy free diet this year I guess both my husband and I noticed that we feel slightly better without dairy. We won’t give up from it altogether but we have definitely cut down our dairy consumption. Other reason why I try to keep this household still reasonably dairy free is that soon our baby girl will be one year old and if her milk allergy continues but we want to eat same food I have no other option than prepare dairy free meals. Last weekend I made this tasty dairy free -in other words cheeseless- pizza.

Pizza dough:

1dl (1/2 cup) warm water

2 tsp dry yeast

2 1/2 dl(1 1/4 cup) white flour (can use gluten free if needed)

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1. Mix yeast in a small amount of flour and mix it with warm water.

2. Add all the other ingredients and mix well.

3. Let rise for 15-30minutes.

4. Knead the dough and make the pizza base.

Toppings that get cooked with pizza dough:

half a tube of tomato puree

ham

olives

1. Add the cut topping son the pizza base and cook in 250 celsius degrees for 10-15minutes. Check the pizza regularly so that it does not burn.

Toppings after the pizza has been taken out from the oven:

rocket salad

sun dried tomato pieces

crushed walnuts

1. Add the rest of the toppings on the cooked pizza.

YUMMY! So good and healthier! If you want to make a vegan version just replace the ham with anything you fancy.

Rakastan pizzaa, mutta joskus paksu kerros juustoa pizzan päällä on liian tuhtia illalliseksi (ainakin minulle!). Tämänvuotisen maidottoman imetysdieetin aikana niin minä kuin rakas aussimieheni huomasimme, että maidoton dieetti on vatsaystävällisempi ja kaiken kaikkiaan koimme voivamme kokonaisvaltaisesti paremmin. Aussiemieheni rakastaa pizzojani ja jostain syystä hänen mielestään pizza on yksi parhaita kokkailusaavutuksiani. Näin ollen emme juuri koskaan tilaa take away pizzaa. Koska suloinen tyttäremme lähestyy yksivuotissyntymäpäiväänsä ja mikäli maitoallergia jatkuu sen jälkeenkin yritän vielä pitää taloutemme suhteellisen maidottomana, jotta voimma mutkattomasti syödä samaa ruokaa. Alla siis maidoton -toisin sanoen juustoton- pizzareseptini.

Pizzatakina:

1dl lämmin vesi

2 tl kuivahiivaa

2 1/2 dl vehnäjauhoja (tai gluteiiniton jauhoseos)

2 rkl oliiviöljy

1/2 tl suola

1. Sekoita hiiva pieneen määrään jauhoja ja sitten sekoita tämä desilitraan lämmintä vettä .

2. Lisää muut aineet aj sekoita hyvin.

3. Anna kohota 15-30 minuuttia.

4. Vaivaa taikinaa ja muovaile pizzapohja.

Täytteet ennen uuniin menoa:

puoli tuubia tomaattopyrettä

kinkkua

oliiveja

1. Pilko täyteainekset, levitä tomaattopyre pohjan päälle ja ripottele täytteet pizzan päälle. Paista 250 asteessa 10-15 minuuttia. Valvo koko ajan, ettei pizza pala.

Täytteet pizzan paiston jälkeen:

rucolasalaattia

aurinkokuivattuja tomaatinpaloja

murskattua saksanpähkinää

1. Lisää muut täytteet paistetun pizzan päälle.

NAUTI! Mikäli haluat vegaanipizzan korvaa kinkku mieleiselläsi täytteellä 🙂

Mainokset

Pia’s Mediterranean Sandwiches

My boss took me to this amazing pub in Islington London called ”The Elk in the Woods”. It was a funny small cosy pub, didn’t look anything special, but when I saw the menu I was happily surprised -it looked fantastic! In fact, everything on the menu looked delicious. I ended up ordering the halloumi-hummus-carrot-beetrot-olive sandwich and to be honest it was probably one of the best sandiwiches I have ever eaten. A few days later I had to test and cook that kind of sandwich at home. It was excellent and my sweet Aussie man loved it too (we had it again for breakfast on the following day!). Here you can find the recipe, it asks a bit of work but is worth every minute spent in the kitchen!

Buns or baguette

1/2 onion

1 can of black olive slices

bunch of basil

2 carrots

1 cooked beetroot

1/2 packet of halloumi

1 packet hummus

salt and black pepper

good quality olive oil

1. Grate the carrot and beetroot and mix them together. Cook them in olive oil in the frying pan. (do not be careful with oil for it gives an amazing flavour, so use heaps), add salt and black pepper. After the mixture has been cooked, put it on a plate to wait.

2. Cut the onion, cook it slowly in the frying pan until golden, then add the olive slices, cook for a while (5min).  Add salt and pepper. Whilst cookin this, finely chop the basil. Take the onion-olive mixture away from the pan and mix it together with the chopped basil in the bowl and leave it wait for the sandwich building.

3. Cut the halloumi into small slices (3x3cm slices) and cook it in olive oil in the frying pan. After they have been cooked put them on a plate to wait.

4. Cut the baguette or buns  into halves (2 per person). Cook them in the olive oil in the frying pan.

5. Build sandwiches: First put hummus on the top of the cooked bread (on both of the halves). Then on the other half put the carrot-beetroot mixture, then halloumi slices on the top of that and then olive-onion-basil mixture on the top of that. On the other half put only hummus and a bit of the olive-onion-basil mixure.

6. Serve with wine or beer -these sandwiches are heavenly!