*** Just a note to those following my blog, but not following a gluten free diet, with just a simple adjustment to the recipes they can be full of gluten. Substitutes: any gluten free flour/mix use wheat flour and omit the xanthan gum. ***

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Life has been crazy here, so I haven't had a chance to post any recipes for a few days.  Here is a great one that I got at our GIG support group.  Judy Ball has been gluten free for 30 years and was the one that developed this pizza crust recipe.  It is a really easy, which is a HUGE BONUS for me!!!  I like easy!!

 Chicken Alfredo Pizza: Alfredo Sauce, cooked & cubed chicken, asparagus tips (steamed), mozzerella cheese & goat cheese

Gluten Free Pizza Crust Recipe:
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
Dry Ingredients:

2 cups + 2 Tbsp.     GF Flour Mix (You can find the recipe at bottom of this page.)
2 1/2 tsp                 Xanthan Gum
1 1/2 tsp                 Sugar
1 tsp                       Salt
4 tsp                       Deb El Just Whites egg white powder (I used 4 eggs and used a little less water)
(2 tsp                      Quick Rising Yeast (I used the Bread Machine Yeast)

Wet Ingredients:

1 tsp                       Vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
1 3/4 cups              Warm Water (110-115 degrees)

Mix dry ingredients together.  Add wet ingredients and mix.  Beat 3 minutes.  Spray cookie sheet or pizza pan with non-stick cooking spray. 

 This is what it will look like when you are done mixing.  It will be wet, kind of like frosting.

Spread with a spatula! 
For a thicker crust I spread all on one pizza pan. For a thinner crust (which we liked better) I split the dough between 2 pizza stones.

Bake for 20-30 minutes.  Top with sauce, cheese & toppings of your choice.  Then bake for another 8-10 minutes longer.  I would cook it more on the longer side with the thicker crust.

 The second time I made it I split it between two pizzas and made one cheese for the kids.  They still like our family's favorite GF pizza found here better. 

The second one I made Barbecue Chicken Pizza, which my husband and I loved.  It had the thin crispy crust, which we really liked.  We added my husband's secret homemade BBQ sauce, mozzerella cheese, shredded chicken, sliced olives and tomatoes.

Another idea that they had for us to sample at our support group was they used the same crust and made it into a dessert pizza.  It was really good!!!  I just haven't done it yet.  They baked it like normal then you spread melted butter over the crust and sprinkle with cinnamon. 
Dipping sauce for dessert pizza:  Mix together 1-2 cups of powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp. melted butter.  Add enough milk or water until it is the consistency you like.


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