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    Charcoal Sourdough Pizza: Aubergine, Courgette,Smoke House Cheese, Olive.

    Updated: Jun 20, 2019

    Smoke House is a gratable, sliceable cheese with a deep umami flavour and a strong smoke finish that comes from the finished cheeses being smoked over applewood chips. This recipe shows is a great way to cook with Smoke House but it works equally well in sandwiched or just with crackers and chutney as part of a cheese board.

    Ingredients: Makes 2 large pizzas


    500g organic bread flour

    1tsp fine salt

    1/2 tsp dried yeast

    2 tsp charcoal or vegetable ash

    1 tbsp olive oil

    400ml warm water

    Follow instructions for 'dough setting' on a bread machine or hand knead for 10 minutes and leave dough to rise for 45 minutes in a warm place. knock the dough back. Cut into 2 pieces and leave to rest for 10 minutes. Shape the dough using a rolling pin or by hand and top with ingredients as listed below.


    1/2 Aubergine, sliced into half moons

    1 Courgette, sliced into coins

    1/2 reed pepper, deseeded and sliced into thin lengths

    1/2 white onion, peeled and sliced into half moons

    1 tbsp olive oil

    2 tbsp tomato puree

    100g Smoke House cheese from Strictly Roots Vegan, grated

    Roast the aubergine, courgette, pepper and onion in the olive oil for 30 minutes in a preheated oven, gas mark 5.

    Use the back of a spoon to cover the pre prepared pizza bases (see above) with tomato puree, top with the roasted vegetables and sprinkle the grated Smoke House cheese. Bake the pizzas in a hot oven for about 15 minutes or until the centre of the base is crisp.