Gluten Free Pizza

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

image

6 thoughts on “Gluten Free Pizza

    • Definitely you can find dairy free, using ground flax seed and almond flour is a solution. Personally I am not a huge fan of these kinds of crusts- they just don’t have that “kick”, but I will do some searching. If there is a worthy recipe out there, I will let you know! Thank you for visiting!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s