That Yummy Lil Comfort Food
Being gluten free is a commitment I made to my health several years ago. I put aside the baguette pans, the bundt cake pans and the muffin tins. I was so sick and so tired that I was willing to do anything to feel better again. And feel better I did and I’ve never looked back. I do not long for any conventional processed foods because my body and my mind have come to an agreement.
About a year ago I decided to live on the wild side and try a gluten free pizza. We purposely drove 50 miles to try a new place in Roseville and I was so excited– “pizza!” Yay! …… sooo that pizza (?) made me violently ill! “Never again!”, I declared! Like an elephant, I have a long memory, and if something makes me feel THAT bad, I’m going to be hard pressed to eat it again.
Hence, I regard most pizza crust recipes with suspicion. Most of them are either too complicated, too dry, more like a tortilla or just plain taste less. And even though I’ve know about this Fathead pizza crust recipe for awhile, after my last go around with pizza, I was less than ambitious about trying anything new.
Well, tonight I put it together, and it’s delicious- in my humble opinion. Here is the recipe, and please feel free to add or delete spices. Top the pizza however you like.
Heat your oven: 425 degrees
In a bowl:
1.5 cups of fresh mozarella
3 Tb/1.5 oz. cream cheese
Soften these two in a microwave for about 20-30 seconds
Just until soft
Add 1 egg
Mix together with your hands, it will be sticky, that’s okay
Add 2/3 cup of almond meal
Mix again and form a ball, again it will be pretty wet
Turn out this ball on a silpat or parchment
Press out your dough to form a square or circle, mine is somewhere in between!
Brush with olive oil
Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes but no more than that, it will dry out.
Pull from the oven, and top with your favorites. For me, I am a bit of a purist- cheese, Italian herb seasoning, hot pepper flakes and I’m good. You can do as you wish!
Pop back in the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
I want to thank Gluten Free Anna for the Fathead recipe! http://www.glutenfreeanna.com