Virtually everyone who can't eat wheat or gluten misses good bread and good pizza crust. Well this is REALLY good pizza crust.
It's marked as not being vegan, but by topping it with a non-dairy version of cheese and making sure that you use vegetarian gelatine it's then suitable for vegans too.
Hate those floppy pizzas that you can't pick up and eat with your hands? This pizza crust is crisp and firm, no floppy pizza here!
makes one 12" thin crust pizza
|85||g||brown rice flour|
|7||g||dried yeast (make sure gluten free version)|
|1||tsp||unflavoured vegetarian gelatine (we use agar agar)|
|1||tsp||dried oregano (optional)|
|toppings of choice|
preheat oven: 200°C, 400°F, Gas 6
|1.||In a mixing bowl combine the rice flour, tapioca flour, yeast, xanthan gun, gelatine, salt and optional oregano.|
|2.||In a separate bowl mix the olive oil, vinegar and warm water.|
|3.||Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the wet mixture. Beat well for 5 - 6 minutes by hand, or for 3 minutes in a food mixer. The dough should be soft and slightly sticky.|
|4.||Line a baking sheet with baking parchment, or lightly oil and flour. Put the dough on the baking sheet and using your hands knead the dough into a circular shape. Sprinkling with flour to stop sticking.|
|5.||Make the edges slightly thicker to retain the filling. For the tomato sauce base we used plain crushed tomatoes for quickness, however you can make a tomato sauce to suit your taste, or use a store bought version. Then top with grated cheese (or non-dairy cheese if you're aiming for a vegan version), chopped veggies, jalepenos, herbs etc.|
|6.||Bake the pizza base for 10 minutes.|
|7.||Top the pizza with toppings of your choice and put back into the oven for 25 minutes, until golden brown and base crispy.|
In case you're wondering why no sugar is used to activate the yeast, it's not needed. The yeast will work perfectly okay without using sugar.
This pizza is delicious either hot or cold and family members or guests will not notice the difference. Why not make small pizzas, approximately 3-4 inches in diameter to serve as a great buffet food, or little snacks.
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