Monday, 25 March 2013

Kid Approved Homemade Gluten Free Pizza Crust

   We love pizza!  Around here we eat pizza at least once a week and I have been searching for a great tasting, crispy, solid (you can pick it up), easy to make and as healthy as possible pizza crust recipe for a long time now.  In the past year I have tried so many recipes from the web and none of them have received my full families seal of approval.  There is always one of us is usually disappointed with the result.  Until now.  I am going to double this recipe next time so I can freeze some crusts for a quick meal.

   People will tell you that baking is a science.  People will tell you that you have to follow recipes exactly of the food won't turn out.  But I'll let you in on a little secret, it's not true.  I have been tweaking recipes to conform to my diet as it has evolved over the years.  Playing with recipes is how great foods are created, so don't be afraid to play with your food!

Kid Approved Homemade Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Makes 4 - 10 inch round crusts.

In a large bowl whisk together to blend

1 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup each ground flax seed, arrowroot flour, sweet rice flour and white rice flour
1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar

In a small bowl mix together and let sit for 5 minutes

1 1/2 teaspoons powdered gelatin
2 tablespoons of hot (potato) water (see below)

Add gelatin water to flour mixture.  Add the egg, olive oil and enough water to make the pizza dough into a pancake like consistency. 

1 egg
2 Tablespoons first cold pressed olive oil
1 cup + warm water or potato water (the leftover water used when boiling potatoes)

Cover with a towel and let the dough rise in a warm place for 1 hour.  Preheat your oven to 400 F with cast iron pans inside.  After dough has risen to about double the flour will have absorbed a lot of the water.  Add more water until the dough is once again like a pancake batter.

When the oven is hot, take the pans out and grease with olive oil or bacon grease so the crusts won't stick.  Pour batter onto hot pans into desired size and bake 6-7 minutes until firm, cool on a wire rack while you are getting your toppings ready, or for a more crispy crust flip and bake another 6-7 minutes on the other side.

Heat the oven to 425 F and top you pizza with your favorite toppings and bake for about 10 minutes until your pizza is cooked to your liking.

Adam's pizza before 2nd baking.

The finished product.

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