THE BEST Gluten-Free Pizza CRUST!!
I’ve made a handful of recipes that I have deemed game-changers in the “living without Gluten” world. This definitely makes that list! I would argue that most people, when they discover that they have to cut Gluten out of their diet, are tormented by the thought of “NO MORE PIZZA”!…or at least Pizza that tastes like Pizza, right! Well, no longer. I happened upon this recipe from TheMinimalistBaker, and the rest is delicious history. I make this all the time. Even our Non-GF guests have no idea and claim that it is awesome homemade pizza!!
So what was wrong, you may ask, with the other recipes I tried, or perhaps, the pre-made packaged pizza crusts that are available at your local grocery store? Nothing, if you prefer a chewy, bland slab on a tray. Sorry, I’m a little tainted, can you tell?
But alas, here is that incredible crust recipe that will soon become a staple in your home 😉 Enjoy! Notice the look of delight on my youngest daughter’s face in the background!
3 cups gluten free flour blend* (1 cup brown rice flour, 1 cup white rice flour, 1 cup tapioca flour, 1/2 tsp xanthan gum)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp sugar, divided
1 Tbsp yeast
1 1/4 cup warm water, divided
1 Tbsp olive oil
Lightly coat a baking sheet or pizza stone with non-stick spray and plop your dough down. I seperated the dough into two equal pieces to make two 12″ pizzas. Using your hands and a little brown rice flour if it gets too sticky, work from the middle and push to spread/flatten the dough out to the edge. You want it to be pretty thin – less than 1/4 inch. 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 that’s normal and totally OK.
Remove from oven and spread generously with your favorite pizza sauce, cheese and desired toppings. Pop back in oven for another 20-25 minutes, or until the crust edge looks golden brown and the toppings are warm and bubbly.
Cut immediately and serve. Reheats well the next day in the oven or microwave.