Gluten Free Pizza Base
Finding out that you have food intolerances which require you to eliminate certain foods from your diet can be heart-breaking. Not least if pizza is as large a part of your diet as it is ours.
It can be particularly challenging if your food intake was once based heavily upon pastas, noodles, breads and cereals and you find out you are intolerant to gluten. In most cases, enzyme tablets don’t relieve symptoms.
You will need:
- – 430g gluten-free flour
- – 4 tsp baking powder
- – Pinch of salt
- – 2 tbsp olive oil
- – 1 ½ cups/350ml lukewarm water
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt
2. Add the olive oil and water and combine with your hands until fully mixed. If you have a stand mixer with a bread hook, this could make it easier and quicker
3. You may have to add an extra ½ cup/120ml water if the dough is on the really sticky side – more water is often required with gluten-free flour
4. Once ready, cover lightly with cling film and leave to chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to make it easier to handle
5. Remove from the fridge and place on a lightly floured surface. Separate into two, and mould into smooth balls
6. Roll each dough ball flat until they’re about 12”, rotating and shaping regularly to prevent it sticking
7. Brush the dough with a bit of olive oil to aid browning and prevent it sticking
8. Top each pizza with desired sauce and toppings, and transfer to your pizza oven
9. Bake each pizza for around 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and crust starts to puff and to brown
Gluten-free recipes can be hard to get just right. They’re usually not as flavoursome as the gluten alternatives and provide less than memorable results.
The good news is that it is becoming a lot easier to make gluten-free switches of almost everything, simply by substituting regular flour with gluten-free flour.
This delicious recipe also takes under an hour to prepare, so is perfect for those days where the weather ends up being a lot nicer than expected, and you suddenly decide you want to power up the outdoor pizza oven to prepare dinner and enjoy the last of the rays.
It also doesn’t require yeast, making it perfect for those who are after a yeast-free recipe too.
The following recipe will make two 12” round pizzas, so you can adjust accordingly if needed. Once made, just select your favourite toppings or take a look at our other recipes for more inspiration.