Friday, November 9, 2007

Homemade Gluten Free, Dairy Free Pizza

I've learned to live with out Pizza Hut, though it used to be one of my most favorite places to eat. Most of the time I don't even think of pizza anymore. I feel better then I did in high school and college, and have lots of other delicious foods that have taken the place of bread and cheese. Still once in a while it is nice to eat pizza. I thought I'd share my crust and sauce recipe, just in case you too need a gluten free, dairy free pizza.

Gluten Free Pizza Crust
Makes 3 or 4 - 12" to 15" crusts

2 cups Sweet rice flour
2 cups sorghum flour
2/3 cup potato flour
2/3 cup garfava flour or garbonzo bean flour
2/3 cup tapioca starch
2 TBSP GF baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp Italian seasoning (or a combination of oragano, basil, rosemary and thyme)
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup olive oil
2 1/2 cup to 3 cups water

Oil your pizza pans. Preheat the overn to 400F.

In a mixing bowl mix together the dry ingredients. Add the oil, and then slowly start adding the water. If you use a Kitchen Aid or other mixture, just keep working the dough until it is workable and not too sticky, but not dry either, then turn the dough out onto a floured board. If you don't use a mixer, turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead until it is the right consistency. Divide your dough into 3 - 4 balls, depending on the size of your pans. Take one ball and roll it in brown rice flour. Cover your clean hands with brown rice flour. Place your ball in the middle of an oiled pan. Start pressing the dough flat. Push and press until it covers the pan. If you develop a sticky spot. Sprinkle just a tiny bit of brown rice flour there, and keep working it flat. Don't worry about how the dough looks, because it will soon be covered with sauce and toppings, and you won't be able to see that it isn't smooth.

Bake the crusts for around 10 - 15 minutes. Now you have a choice. You can either wrap the crusts in plastic wrap and store them in the freezer until you rare ready for pizza, or you can top them and bake pizza right away. Either way it is delicious! Once you add the toppings bake another 20 - 25 minutes.

Homemade Pizza/Pasta Sauce

1 29oz. can of tomato sauce
1 29 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
3 tsp Italian herb seasoning (or a mixture of orangano, basil, rosemary, thyme, etc.)
2 tsp basil
2 tsp garlic powder or equivalent of pressed garlic
4 tsp turbinado sugar or other sweetener
1 1/2 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients and mix. That's all. Spread on pizza crust or heat for pasta sauce. Make a smaller batch if you don't have a large family. Yum! Very flavorful!

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Gluten Free Mama said...

Dear Elizabeth Joy, I came across your blog over a Gluten Free Alert. When I came to it, I saw your christian poem/song about coming to the garden alone. I cannot tell you how much that blessed me just now. As I have been dealing with some stressful things today and it was like confirmation on my decision. Thank you.

The Gluten Free Mama

Alisa said...

Oh wow, that looks better than Pizza Hut! I was a huge Round Table fan growing up, but like you those desires for something pizza-like just arise once in a blue moon now.

Lisa said...

Your post is making me hungry! :o) My sister-in-law and nephew both have ciliac disease and have to avoid gluten. I like to find recipes that they can have too. Thanks for this one. :o)