Sunday, December 21, 2014

Easy GF Pizza Crust

Just because you do not eat gluten does not mean you cannot eat one of the world’s greatest foods- Pizza! Crisp and chewy, this Easy Gluten Free Pizza Crust is a wonderful base for all your favorite toppings. This recipe makes two 10 inch pies and is perfect for two to three people. For easy weeknight meals, make a double recipe of the baked crusts and freeze some to top when you need them next time.

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Recipe: makes 2 medium size crusts

  • 3/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour mix Note: I used the Bob's Red Mill brand.
  • 3/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite non dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 packet active dry yeast  NoteI like the Fleischmann's brand. This is not bread machine or cake yeast.
  • 1/2 teaspoons honey 
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water (hot water will kill the yeast!)105-108F (Use a candy thermometer and test the temp; too cold won't activate yeast, too warm will kill yeast. If the temperature is off too far either way, your crust will suffer.)
  • Extra tapioca flour for rolling the pizza dough
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Place all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk until thoroughly mixed together.
  3. Add honey, vinegar, olive oil and gradually add water.
  4. Mix on high speed for 3 to 4 minutes. Note: you must use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer to make this dough; mixing by hand does not do a thorough enough job.
  5. Scrape the thick dough on to parchment paper on your work surfaceliberally sprinkling with tapioca flour.
  6. Work enough tapioca flour into the dough so that it can be shaped into a large ball. With a large knife cut the dough in half to make two medium pizzas.
  7. Shape each piece into a circle making sure to sprinkle enough tapioca flour on the dough and the parchment paper to prevent it from sticking.
  8. Carefully transfer parchment (with dough) onto a baking sheet and place on top of preheating oven for 10-15 minutes, no longer as you are not looking for a rise like you would from a loaf of yeast bread, so do not expect significant changes to the dough. 
  9. Bake crust 8-10 minutes, remove from oven, add sauce and desired toppings and dairy free cheese, and return to oven to melt cheese and heat toppings, baking an additional 7-10 minutes, or until bubbly. Another option is to cool par baked crusts, wrap and freeze for convenience and use at a later time.
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  1. Thanks for posting this. Pizza is one of those things that I still drool over even though I've gone gluten free (hashimoto's).

  2. Delicious gluten free pizza, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with our special edition of Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are enjoying your holidays and look forward to seeing you soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can't wait to see what you share next time!