Monday, January 27, 2014

Gluten Free Pizza

Last week I bought a few gluten free products to try. One of them was Betty Crocker's Gluten Free rice flour blend. I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to make with it, but I knew I would need flour at some point, so it found it's way into my cart. 

Sunday evening, Drew and I were both hungry for pizza. I quickly researched pizza crust recipes, and combined a few to make my own. I figured that the rice flour blend would be perfect for pizza. Luckily for me, and now for you, it was! I've only ever tried frozen gluten free pizza, and as always, homemade is better. Of course, if you are not gluten free, you can use regular all purpose flour. 

I hope you try this out and enjoy! 

Preheat oven to 350º.
In a small bowl, combine yeast and 3/4 cup warm water. Let set for 5 minutes to activate the yeast. Sprinkle in 1 Tbsp of the sugar a few minutes in.
In a separate bowl, combine gluten free flour blend, salt, baking powder and  2 Tbsp sugar. Whisk until well combined.
Make a well in the dry mixture and add the yeast mixture. Add the olive oil and additional 1/2 cup warm water. Then stir it all together until well combined.
Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and begin pressing the dough into the pan. Work from the middle and push to spread/flatten the dough out to the edge. You want it to be less than 1/4 inch.

Put the pizza in the oven to pre-bake for roughly 25 minutes, or until it begins to look dry. You may notice cracking, that is normal! 

Remove from oven and spread with pizza sauce, 

cheese,




and toppings. 

Bake pizza in the oven for 25 minutes, or until the crust edge looks golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Cut immediately and serve.
 

Ingredients 
3 cups gluten free flour blend
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp sugar, divided
1 Tbsp yeast
1 1/4 cup warm water, divided
1 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions 
  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • In a small bowl, combine yeast and 3/4 cup warm water. Let set for 5 minutes to activate the yeast. Sprinkle in 1 Tbsp of the sugar a few minutes in.
  • In a separate bowl, combine gluten free flour blend, salt, baking powder and  2 Tbsp sugar. Whisk until well combined.
  • Make a well in the dry mixture and add the yeast mixture. Add the olive oil and additional 1/2 cup warm water. Then stir it all together until well combined.
  • Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and begin pressing the dough into the pan. Work from the middle and push to spread/flatten the dough out to the edge. You want it to be less than 1/4 inch.
  • Put the pizza in the oven to pre-bake for roughly 25 minutes, or until it begins to look dry. You may notice cracking, that is normal! 
  • Remove from oven and spread with pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings. (The sauce I made is listed below.)   Bake pizza in the oven for another 20 minutes, or until the crust edge looks golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  • Cut immediately and serve.



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