Are you ready for some football? Sunday is Super Bowl 50! What goes better with football than pizza? This gluten-free, vegan pizza crust recipe from Brooklyn Allergy Mom, Heidi Bayer, will be a winner no matter which team you are rooting for!
Gluten-free Vegan Pizza Crust (recipe inspired by the Minimalist Baker)
Recipe by Heidi Bayer, Brooklyn Allergy Mom
3 cups gluten-free flour blend of your choice
OR 1 cup white rice flour, 1 cup sorghum flour, 1 cup tapioca flour
¾ tsp xanthan gum
½ tsp garlic powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp calcium powder (optional)
3 Tbsp sugar, divided
1 pkg yeast
1 ¼ cup warm water, divided
1 Tbsp olive oil
Pizza Sauce (recipe to follow)
Olive oil for brushing and finishing the pizza
Oregano for topping
Dairy-free cheese, grated
Toppings of your choice
Preheat oven to 425ºF
In a small bowl, combine yeast and ¾ cup warm water and 1 Tbsp sugar. Let it set for about 5 - 10 minutes to activate the yeast.
In a larger bowl, combine gluten-free flour blend, salt, baking powder and 2 Tbsp sugar. Stir to combine.
Divide the dough into two equal balls. Place in another bowl and let rise in a warm place with a kitchen towel on top - covered - for 15 - 20 minutes.
Once the dough has risen, pour 1 tsp olive oil on top. Pick it up with your hands and coat the rest of the ball with the oil. Form the ball into a disk and roll out into a circle on a sprayed baking sheet or pizza stone. Make it thin. Crimp the edges of the crust, if you like, to make it look nice.
Prebake the crust in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes or until it looks dry on the top.
Remove from the oven and brush the edges with olive oil. Put the “good stuff” on it (the sauce), dairy free cheese of choice, pepperoni (or other toppings) and oregano. Put it back in the hot oven for 20 - 25 minutes, until the crust looks nice and brown and the toppings are hot and bubbly.
Remove from the oven one last time and let it cool a bit before placing it onto a cutting surface. Use a pizza cutter to cut the pizza. For best results, keep it away from Dads
Pizza Sauce (allrecipes.com)
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 cup water
2 cloves garlic
⅓ cup olive oil|
Mix together in a bowl with a whisk. Let stand several hours or warm a bit to use right away. The unused sauce can be refrigerated and used as a base for pasta sauce later, or in chili for an added kick.