Most Friday nights are pizza and movie night in our house. This started back when Stella was very young and has continued. There are weeks that go by that our schedule is as such that our Friday night tradition goes by the wayside, but that is not often.
This crust is gluten free and we liked it just as much as our normal pizza crust. I have to say that the dough did not go as far as my normal dough and it was a little harder to roll out and form on the pans – but other than that – it was really good – which when I was making and preparing I was not so sure that would be the case!
If you do not have a tradition night in your house – I highly recommend it! Sometimes instead of a movie – we Wii bowl, do karaoke or play games – but it is a time that we spend together and we look forward to it!
Gluten Free Pizza
1 Tbl yeast
1 tsp sugar, honey or agave
1 Cup warm water
1 tsp Sea Salt
¼ cup Flax Seed meal
2 Tbl Assured Organics Grape Seed flour
2 Tbl Sorghum flour
½ cup Buckwheat flour
1 ¼ cup Gluten Free flour
Note: Instead of using Sorghum, Buckwheat and Gluten Free Flour – you could use just one flour in the amount of 1 7/8 cup. I combine for flavor and nutrients.
1. Place the yeast and sugar in a 2 cup glass measuring cup, pour in 1 cup of warm water. Stir to dissolve. Set aside and let ‘grow’ for about 10 minutes or it is almost double in size.
2. In a glass bowl mix together the salt, flax seed meal and all flours.
3. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and mix with a wooden spoon. If it is too wet add more gluten free flour, ½ cup at a time.
4. Sprinkle flour over a large cutting board or work space, turn the dough out onto the board. If needed, sprinkle some flour on the dough and then knead a few minutes, but do not over knead. (Note: this dough is not the same consistency of regular pizza dough; it is a little more “thick”). Set the dough aside and let stand for 5 – 10 minutes – the dough will increase in size.
5. Grease two 12” pizza pans and then sprinkle with cornmeal. You want to make sure that the pans are greased very well.
6. Divide the dough in half. On floured board roll out dough and then place on greased pan. I use a rolling pin to help roll out the dough. Repeat with the other half of the dough.
7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
8. Spread tomato sauce on each pizzas and then cover with cheese and your choice of toppings. The favorite in our house is sauteed kale and garlic for one pizza and pineapple for the other.
9. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes – checking half way through and rotating in oven (top to bottom).
Take out, slide off pizza tray to cutting board, allow to cool for a few minutes and then slice and enjoy!