Healthy & Beautiful, Recipe Box

Recipe: Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

If any of you have been to Fireworks Pizza for their gluten-free pizza, you will notice that their crust tastes unusually different from most gluten-free crusts.  I took the following recipe and added in their “secret” ingredients: balsamic and cinnamon.

Ingredients:

Ingredient Set Number One

  • 3/4 cup gluten-free all purpose baking flour (I use RedMill)
  • 1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour (you can substitute with white rice flour)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp xantham gum
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesean (I use shredded from the deli cheese section)

Ingredient Set Number Two

  • 1 tsp cinnamon sugar mix
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast

Ingredient Set Number Three

  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar (I substituted with balsamic vinegar)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon sugar mix
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic (I didn’t include)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Grease a 15-inch pizza pan with cooking spray or butter (I used Smart Balance)
  3. Stir together the first set of ingredients in a bowl; set aside
  4. In a separate bowl dissolve the tsp. of cinnamon sugar mix in the lukewarm water and sprinkle with the yeast.  Set aside until foamy for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Beat the egg in a separate bowl with the third set of ingredients.
  6. Once the yeast is foamy, stir into the egg mixture
  7. Mix this into the dry ingredients until no dry lumps remain

  1. Press the dough into the prepared pan, leaving the outer edge slightly thicker than the center
  2. Cook the crust for 10-12 minutes.  With a gas oven, you only need 11 minutes.

  1. Remove to include favorite topping and continue to bake at 425 degrees until the crust is golden brown about 20-30 minutes.  With a gas oven, you only need about 22 minutes max.

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