Chinatown Smoky Tofu Flatbread Pizza

Serves: 2 (one large pizza)

Chef Top Tip

"Smoked tofu is wonderful when used as a topping for a tasty vegetarian pizza; here I have used a simple pizza dough base that requires no yeast, baked in a very hot oven to obtain great results but you could use your own favourite base instead"

Ingredients

For the pizza base:

  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 3g salt
  • 150ml water
  • Approximately 1 tbsp olive oil

For the marinated tofu:

  • 300g  smoked tofu, cut into 1cm thick slices
  • 2cm piece root ginger, grated
  • ½ tsp chinese five spice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce

For the topping:

  • 6 spring onions, cut into 2.5cm lengths
  • 4 char-grilled peppers, drained and torn into thick strips
  • 100g grated mozzarella cheese
  • 75ml hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp coarsely chopped coriander

Method

  1. For the tofu,  place the slices in a shallow dish. Mix the remaining ingredients from the marinade together, pour over the tofu and leave covered for 24 hours.
  2. Pre heat oven to 240C and place a large baking sheet in the oven to get very hot!
  3. Make the pizza dough by mixing together the flour and salt, then add the water and olive oil, bring together to a dough and knead for two minutes until smooth.
  4. Ball up the dough, cover with a cloth and leave to soften for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  5. Once the dough has rested, roll it out on a lightly floured worktop into a large thin circle.  If the base is left too thick it won’t crisp up and will stay doughy when cooked.
  6. Slide the pizza base onto a large well-floured FLAT tray.
  7. Brush the base liberally with the hoisin sauce, then top with the peppers and spring onions.
  8. Lay over the smoked tofu and scatter over the mozzarella.
  9. Slide the pizza carefully onto the preheated baking tray, then place in the hot oven to cook for 8-10 minutes, until coloured and very crispy around the edges.
  10. Remove and cool slightly, sprinkle over the chopped coriander and serve.

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