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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Uruguayan Pizza Dough (Gluten Free, Yeast Free & Vegan)



I make pizza every Friday. This is my very favorite pizza crust. I adapted a recipe for Urugayan baking powder pizza dough, and my gluten free version tastes just like the original. What's great is that it takes practically no fuss at all to make. It's fast, it's easy, and it hold up well to many toppings. It's not chewy, not gummy, not gritty or like cardboard. You can change its personality by using different flour blends (my favorites are Mulit-Grain, High Protein and a combination of sorghum, teff and amaranth).

2 cups GF flour blend
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. xanthan gum or 1 1/2 tsp. guar gum
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Italian herb mix
1 cup water
2 tbsp. olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Smear a pizza pan with olive oil, set aside.

In a medium bowl, sift together the dry ingredients until well blended. Make a well in the center. Combine water and olive oil and pour into the well. Mix with a fork until blended and mixture comes away from the sides of the bowl.

Turn the dough onto the pizza pan. Sprinkle a little gluten free flour or even flax meal over the dough to keep your hands from sticking to it. Press dough evenly onto the bottom and slightly up the sides of the pan. Trim excess from the edges, if needed.

Bake the crust for 15 minutes. Take crust out of the oven and top with your favorite toppings. Put the pizza back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes or until your cheese is melted and the crust is lightly browned on the bottom.
*Our favorite pizzas are made with fresh pesto and Daiya mozzarella.

My pizza vs. Papa John's!

3 comments:

Teresa said...

Love it

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it greatly increase tissue regeneration

JW said...

Ya know, I like this idea because it sounds like a pizza crust that isn't going to make me bananas trying to get it to stretch out.

This I may need to try!

Erin said...

Teresa - I watched an episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern where he tried birds nest...not sure I could do it!

JW - I love this pizza recipe, it's a biscuit dough and so easy, and so fast. You can use regular flour and nix the xantham/guar gum if you want!