Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

I LOVE pizza. I mean, absolutely LOVE pizza. So, when we went gluten free, one of the first things I looked for was a GOOD pizza crust.  I think we found a winner!  My kids like this just as much as glutinous pizza crust, and it is very easy to make.   And, delicious!

You can top it with pretty much anything. We usually do tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and chopped onions.  

Or, we do a Greek white pizza....which is another favorite.  Spread the dough with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic powder and top with chopped onions, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, feta cheese and olives.  Yummy!!

I apologize for not posting a picture.  I can never remember to grab a photo before we devour this!

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup millet flour
1/4 cup arrowroot flour
2 teaspoon xanthan gum
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
1/4 cup hot water (about 110-115 degrees)
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup hot water (about 110-115 degrees)
2 eggs
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons olive oil

In a small bowl, combine the yeast with 1/4 cup hot water and 1 teaspoon yeast.  Allow to sit for 10 minutes or until yeast become frothy.

In another bowl mix eggs, yogurt, honey, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup hot water.
In another bowl combine the dry ingredients.  Mix thoroughly.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring well.  Give it about 50 stirs by hand.   Dump the frothy yeast mixture into the bowl and gently stir in, being sure to incorporate the yeast throughout the entire dough.

This dough will be thin and sticky.  It's NOT like a traditional pizza dough.  But, on the bright side, it is MUCH easier to spread out.

Grease your pizza pan.  Wet your fingers with either olive oil or water and spread the dough out to the edges of the pan.   I use a 16" pizza pan and it makes about a 15" pizza.

Allow the dough to rise for around 30 minutes.  If you are in a hurry, you can skip this step and it still comes out good.

Pre-bake the dough in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes.  It will puff up and rise a bit more while baking.  

Add your toppings and turn the oven temperature up to 450 degrees and bake another 10 minutes.  Be careful, do watch for burning! I use aluminum pizza pans with holes in the bottom, so they tend to take a bit longer.  If you are using a regular cookie sheet, it will probably cook faster.

Enjoy your delicious, homemade gluten free pizza!

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