Monday, September 8, 2008


At last, the vegan pizza recipe. Makes 3 medium pizzas.

Pizza dough:
175 gr plain or strong white flour
175 gr wholemeal spelt flour
5 gr fast-acting yeast
1 tsp salt
200 mls warm water

chopped red, green and / or yellow peppers
chopped onion
chopped garlic
olive oil


Put flour in bowl, stir in salt and yeast

Pour in water and mix to a dough

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes

Brush with water and leave in tea-towel covered bowl for an hour or so, to rise

Break into 2 or 3 pieces, and roll out

Spoon passata on top and smooth out

Toss the veg in olive oil to prevent drying

Bake base at 180C for 5 mins

Sprinkle with sweetcorn, peppers, garlic and onion

Bake at 180C for a further 10 to 15 mins.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008


OK, this is not exactly a recipe but I discovered this great organic bread mix at the Farmer's Market at the Electric Picnic and felt the need to share.

You can make it with soya milk for a vegan loaf. They assure me I'll be able to buy the mix in Athlone, so I will be looking out for it.

All you need is the mix - I used their Mega Spelt Bread Mix which has linseed, pumpkin and sunflower seeds in it - and 350ml of soya milk. You cook it at 200 C and it yields a very unspelty, very un-soya-y loaf. (And that's a good thing.) It's a lot like real brown soda bread. Yum!

The enormous tomatoes come courtesy of our weekly organic veg basket from Beechlawn Organic Farm. The bread is actually a hefty 2lb loaf.

Their website is Sowan's Organic and it's here.