Monday, April 7

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Looking for a great pizza crust? Well I love the French bread recipe so much, that I decided to try it out for a pizza crust. Love it!! You can either make two medium sized pizzas with this recipe or you can make one medium pizza and one loaf of French bread (like I did). I will admit I'm not a chef by any means so I do make mistakes and learn as I go along sometimes. The pizza crust turned out pretty awesome, it was chewy and even had a great crunch to it. I did leave the pizza in a little bit too long towards the end, but my husband loves crunchiness so it was a win win!

Gluten Free French Bread
  • 1 cup sorghum flour (you could substitute for gf oat flour or millet flour)
  • 1 1/2 cups potato starch
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch/flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (I use coconut sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons instant or bread machine yeast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 cup warm water (105 - 115 degrees)

  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • 1½ cup potato starch
  • ½ cup tapioca starch or flour
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon guar gum (or xanthan)
  • 1½ Tablespoons instant or bread machine yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 cup warm water (105 – 115 degrees)
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    1. In the bowl of your mixer, combine the dry ingredients (flour through yeast)
    2. Add olive oil and egg whites, and mix to incorporate
    3. Add the vinegar and most of the water. Beat for 2 minutes, adding the remaining water if needed to make a soft dough.
    4. Spoon the dough onto the pan and carefully shape with a spatula. Because the dough is soft, it will go through the small holes in the pan. Don't press hard when shaping.
    5. Split the dough in half and either use both for two medium pizzas or you can use half the dough for medium pizza & the other half for the french bread loaf.
    6. For pizza, line baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper. Spread out thin with a rubber spatula, dipping the spatula in water to help keep the dough from sticking. Making it thin but make sure there are no holes in the dough. If you are making half the dough into French bread...add half the batter into one side of the French bread pan and with a wet spatula form the dough to be a long skinny log. Use a sharp knife to cut several slits in the top of each loaf.
    7. For French bread place the pan in a cold oven on the middle rack and the pizza dough can go on the bottom or near bottom rack. Or if you are doing just the pizza, bake on the middle rack as well. Turn the oven on to 425 degrees and begin timing for 15 minutes for pizza, until it is firm but not golden brown. For the bread you leave on the middle rack to finish baking for 30 - 35 minutes. 
    8. Take the bread out (if baking bread) and allow to cool on a rack. Put the pizza on the middle rack and bake until the crust is golden brown, for about 10-15 minutes. 
    9. Remove from oven and allow to set for about 5 minutes before cutting. Serve right away and enjoy! 

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