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Delicious Cauliflower and Tofu Pizza

by | Food Made Simple

This recipe came to live by accident… An accident that I will cherish forever ūüôā
As I have mentioned in my post¬†How to cook with a toddler?¬† I don’t always manage to follow recipes I am trying out. Often I get distracted and have to improvise when cooking.

School breaks are always a good time to try out something new to cook. I came across an interesting-looking cauliflower crust pizza recipe and just had to give it a go. I went on a shopping adventure with my daughter (that in itself is a whole new story ūüėČ ) and managed to get all the ingredients. Exhausted but happy, we made it home just in time to start cooking. I unpacked all the ingredients and realised that be bought the wrong type of tofu! I didn’t even know that there were different types of tofu! Thankfully, my friend was joining us for dinner so she brought THE RIGHT type of tofu along. She saved the day.

I began cooking and had such a great time chatting with my friend and playing with my daughter that I completely forgot to check the proportions of the ingredients listed. However, as a result I created an original recipe, that got the seal of approval in my household ūüôā And THAT is not an easy task.¬† Yay!

Cauliflower And Tofu Pizza

Ingredients:

For the dough:
1 large cauliflower
300g SILKEN tofu
 4 tbs cornflower, plus extra as needed
1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
pinch of salt and pepper
1tbsp of dried oregano (optional)

Toppings:

              MEAT option                                VEGAN  option
    5-7 slices water-thin ham                   7-8 cherry tomatoes
        50g mushrooms                 100g grated vegan mozzarella
   handful pitted black olives             50g fresh spinach leaves
      100g grated mozzarella

Method

1. Boil water in a medium pot.  lace the cauliflower florets in a food processor or pulse in a blender until rice-like in texture.

2. Add the grated cauliflower to boiling water and cook covered for 4-5 minutes until tender.
Drain the cauliflower through a muslin or a thin table cloth. Wrap tightly into a ball-shape twist well to squeeze out any excess water.

3. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C / 40 degrees F / Gas mark 6

4. Tip the cauliflower in a bowl and add the silken tofu, cornflower, salt and oregano.

5. Mix until combined well and mo longer sticking to your hands. Add more cornflower if necessary.

6. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Spread the dough over the tray and brush lightly with olive oil. (alternatively use oil spray)

7. Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes until dry and golden-brown.
8. Remove from the oven and top with your preferred toppings.
9. Return to the oven and bake for another 7-10 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted.
Serve on its own or with a side salad.

Serves: 2 people
Preparation time: 10-15 mins
Baking time: 25- 35 mins

Bon apetite! ūüôā And don’t forget to share your opinion about the pizza with me.

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