Let’s face it, most gluten free pizzas suck! Why? Because I prefer a crispy crust with depth and good flavor. 9 times out of 10, when dining out, my pizza is chewy, bland and has a cardboardy taste. I know there are several gluten free mixes on the market, but they often require additional ingredients to make and can cost up to $8 per box. Preparing your own GF dough is advantageous and definitely more delicious…So it’s time for a Pizza Party!
- 1 c. Brown Rice Flour
- 1 c. White Rice Flour
- 1 c. Tapioca Flour
- 1 tsp. Xanthan gum
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 T. Olive Oil
- ½ tsp. Baking Powder
- 1 T. Yeast
- 1 ¼ c. Warm Water (105-110 degrees)
- 3 T. Brown Sugar
*You can purchase the 3 flours separately or make your own by blending the grain with a dry-blade Vitamix.
Toppings: Use homemade tomato sauce or a jarred pizza sauce of your choice. Sautee whatever veggies your heart desires (I used zucchini, peppers and onions, but mushrooms and black olives would make excellent additions). Don’t forget the mozzarella cheese!
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine yeast and 3/4 cup warm water. After yeast activates (~5 minutes) add in 1 T. sugar.
- In another bowl, combine gluten free flours, salt, baking powder and remaining sugar.
- Add in the yeast mix, olive oil and additional 1/2 cup water. Mix everything together using a wooden spoon.
- Coat a pizza stone with non-stick spray and lay out dough. Using your hands, flatten evenly to ~ ¼ inch. *If the dough is too sticky when spreading out, sprinkle on a little more brown rice flour.
- Put the pizza crust in the oven for ~20-25 minutes. It will begin to dry.
- Remove from oven to add pizza sauce, sprinkle mozzarella cheese and desired toppings.
- Put back in the oven for~ 15-20 minutes, or until the crust turns golden brown.
- Cut and serve.
So good you don’t even have to tell your husband it’s gluten free! (Shh) :)