We love pizzas so much in my family that we built a pizza oven in the backyard. Imagine then the look of horror in my husband's face when I said (for health reasons) I think need to stay away from both wheat and cheese... It was like there'd been a death in the family, seriously. So imagine now the celebrations when I found that this recipe for gluten-free pizza bases tasted amazing and ticked all my health food boxes! I tested it on my pizza loving friends and the unanimous feedback was that if I hadn't told them, they wouldn't have known it was GF. That to me is a mega win! So please, if you're gluten-free and dairy free, give this a go. The world of pizzas is about to open back up to you!
Pizza Base Ingredients:
2 g dry yeast
140g brown rice flour
110g tapioca flour (try and get the one without preservatives.. I found mine in the asian food section of Coles)
70g buckwheat flour
1 Tbs psyllium husk
1 tsp sea salt
Put all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix into what will be a very wet paste. Don't freak out.. this is normal. Put a tea towel over the top and leave it for a few hours. I've tried making this the night before, as well as the morning of, and also about 2 hours before hand. They all work.
The only difference is that if you haven't allowed much time, I would add slightly more yeast.
When you're ready to roll, get a sheet of baking paper and scoop some dough onto it. If it's really sticky, sprinkle some brown rice flour over the top and roll out to about 2 ml thick (or whatever thickness you want).
Top with your favourite toppings and put the whole thing in the oven (still on the baking paper) to bake for about 10 mins at about 230 degrees C (unless of course you have a pizza oven... and in that case... you know the deal!)
When it's done, pour a drizzle of olive oil over the top (it kind of takes the place of cheese I guess), a sprinkle of salad and any fresh herbs you have in your garden.
Toppings? You can go nuts, but here's what we put on ours:
oven roasted pumpkin (cut the pumpkin into cubes and toss with coconut oil and garlic. Roast for about 30 mins at around 200 degrees)
finely chopped broccoli
So go crazy. Pizza is back on the menu!