Mini Vegan Pizza with Cashew Mozzarella

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Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 1 hour
Course: Main Course
Keywords: vegan, cashew, mini, pizza, mozzarella
Yield: 4 mini pizzas
Author: Kayla
Ingredients

PIZZA DOUGH

  • 1 1/2 cups plain white flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

CASHEW MOZZARELLA CHEESE

  • 1/4 cup soaked cashews
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt optional

TOPPINGS (OPTIONAL)

  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 to mato sliced
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 small handful of basil leaves
Method
  • Measure flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  • Dissolve the yeast in half the lukewarm water in a separate bowl then stir in the rest of the water.
  • Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour the dissolved yeast mixture and oil into the well, gradually mix the flour in from the sides until combined.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and knead by hand on a floured surface until it’s smooth and elastic. Place the dough back into the bowl and cover until it doubles in size. Mine took about an hour.
  • When you’re ready to start making your pizzas, use the floured surface to cut the dough ball into four equal sections and roll each one into a round base using a floured rolling pin. Set aside while you prepare your toppings.

CASHEW MOZZARELLA CHEESE

  • Start by soaking the cashews in enough water to cover them and place in the fridge the night before.
  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (355°F). Drain and rinse the cashews and place into a food processor or blender along with the other ingredients and blend for approximately 2 minutes depending on your blender or until it’s smooth.
  • Place into a small saucepan over low-medium heat and continually stir until it becomes thick and creamy.
  • Prepare other pizza toppings of choice (I like to prepare everything including the vegan cheese while the dough is rising and place onto your pizza bases.
  • Pop into the oven for 15 minutes until the edges are sufficiently golden and crispy. Remove, slice up and enjoy!
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