In the spirit of trick or treating (or, in reality, keeping up with a vegan blog) I'm going to give you a treat. A new blog post! Best Halloween eva, I know.
All jokes aside, I'm here to present a very serious issue - how to melt your vegan cheese. Much celebrating has been done since Daiya has come onto the market, by myself included, because OMG IT'S A VEGAN CHEESE THAT MELTS (easily). Personally, I really like the taste of Daiya, but I've noticed not everyone does. Actually, many vegans I know don't like the taste, they eat it for the texture alone. Crazy, right? Let's not even get into what omni's have to say about the taste.
Honestly, I LOVE Follow Your Heart Soy Mozz. It was there for me when I made the transition to veganism and it seems like a vegan cheese most people can get into. BUT, nobody knows how to melt it. So it gets shunned. Super sad, right?
It takes a little extra time, a pot and a metal bowl, but it can be done!
Shred your soy mozz.
Bring a small pot of water to a boil.
Put soy mozz into metal bowl, and place on top of pot of water.
Turn water to medium or low, depending on whether you feel like hovering over your cheese or not.
Whisk continuously, or occasionally, depending on how high the heat is.
Watch it melt.
Make something delicious. I made pizza.
This is called a double boiler or Bain Marie. You can buy a fancy one if you so desire, or...just make it. Works the same. And when I'm melting chocolate at my fancy baking jobs, do you think I'm using some extravagant piece of equipment or this? (The latter, yo.)
Crystal was all "How'd you get your pizza to look so normal?".