Who doesn’t love pizza?
Tonight I wanted to make a mushroom and pepperoni-type pizza. At first I was going to make seitan pepperoni, but then I came across a recipe for pepperoni topping made from TVP from Joni at JustTheFood.
I made half the recipe and tweaked the seasonings somewhat (using just 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke, which was about right for our tastebuds; less cayenne and salt; and fennel instead of aniseed.)
Next time I will lightly saute the mixture before topping the pizza, because it was too moist for my thin-crust pizza and I really had to cook it well to firm the crust.
But the taste and texture were great! I am sold on TVP toppings for pizza. Next time I’m in the mood for a meaty-type pizza I am going to try making Italian-sausage flavoured TVP.
I used Cheezly super-melting cheese (which melts best when it’s put directly on top of the sauce, underneath the toppings), sauteed mushrooms and onions, and fresh grape tomatoes.