We shopped high and low for a perfect gluten free pizza crust. Now, this recipe has replaced them all. Its so easy to make and will be your go-to for all things pizza. UPDATE!! After acquiring the American Test Kitchen Gluten Free cookbook I started to play around with this recipe to see if I could improve the crumb. If you used this recipe before Oct 31 2021 you’ll notice some changes.
What you will need:
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (if your flour doesn’t already include it)
- 1 tablespoon sugar (necessary for the yeast activation)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 packet gluten free dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Suggested Pizza toppings:
- half an onion, sautéed
- half a bell pepper, sautéed
- one bulb of garlic, chopped and sautéed
- gluten free turkey pepperoni
- vegan cheese of your choice, shredded
- pizza sauce
- salt and pepper
In a medium bowl, add the packet of yeast, oil, water and sugar. Mix together and notice bubbles forming. Set aside for 10min.
In the meantime, in a large bowl combine the flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt.
After the ten minutes, add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and mix. The dough will be wet. make sure the ingredients are properly mixed and then cover with a lid or saran wrap and set in the fridge for 60min.
During this time you can precook your toppings. Chop onion, pepper, garlic and saute slowly in a non-stick pan with olive oil. Set aside until its time to top the pizza.
Remove the dough from the fridge and spread with greased hands on a pizza pan. If you are going to be baking on a pizza stone, instead spread the dough on a floured pizza peel. Don’t thin the dough out too much, you wanna give it a chance to rise.
Place the pizza crust in a cold oven and set to 325-degrees. Once the oven has hit the right temperature, cook the crust for 40 minutes but keep an eye on it (you want it to start getting brown but not overcooked as you will need to cook it more with the toppings).
Remove the pizza and top with your favourite ingredients. Bake again for another 8-10 minutes. Finally, broil on high for a few minutes until the cheese starts to bubble. This might take a bit longer with your vegan cheese.
Remove from oven and enjoy 🙂