After struggling with bloating and stomach problems for a while now I’ve decided it’s time to start going gluten free. A lot of the shop bought gluten free items are so expensive so I’m starting to try out some recipes myself. The first on my list was to try a pizza recipe. Pizza is very well loved in this house so the perfect place to start on my change to gluten free.
- 375g gluten free flour
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tbsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp yeast
- 275 mls water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine yeast and 180mls warm water. Too hot and it will kill the yeast. Leave it aside for 5 minutes to activate. Sprinkle in 1 Tbsp of the sugar a few minutes in.
- In a separate bowl, combine gluten free flour blend, salt, baking powder and remaining 2 Tbsp sugar. Whisk until well combined.
- Make a well in the dry mixture and add the yeast mixture. Add the olive oil and additional warm water before stirring. Then stir it all together until well combined.
- Start rolling out the dough then move to using your hands and work from the middle and push to spread/flatten the dough out to the edge. As it's a different texture to standard pizza dough I had to work quite hard to get it thin, and you need it thin.
- Put the pizza in the oven to pre-bake for roughly 25-30 minutes, or until it begins to look dry. Cracks may appear, but apparently that's normal
- Remove from oven and spread generously with pizza sauce, cheese and toppings. Pop back in oven for another 20-25 minutes, or until the crust edge looks golden brown and the cheese melted
The hubby & I loved it but the Teenager missed the usual doughy texture of a normal pizza base. I normally make my own pizza dough so in future I’ll be making two batches, one using normal flour & one gluten free then I can free the excess dough in portions for next time. Both time & money saving, bonus!
If you’ve got any gluten free recipes feel free to leave your links in the comments, thanks!