Friday, August 22, 2014

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

After being disappointed by gluten free pizza crusts, I created my own pizza crust and am quite pleased with it.  This crust stays together, doesn't crack and has a very mild taste.

2 t yeast (or use one packet which is just a bit more)
1/2 c water, warm enough to proof yeast
1 t sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 c oats
1/2 t salt
1 T olive oil
1 t minced garlic


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  Whisk together the water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl.  Set aside for about five minutes. 

Meanwhile, use a blender, food processor or grain mill to grind the oats to a flour.  Set aside about 1/4 c of the flour and place the remaining into a large bowl.  Add the salt to the flour and mix.  Next, add the yeast mixture, oil, garlic and egg.  Mix until a ball forms and all the flour has been incorporated.

Dust a rolling surface with the oat flour that you set aside.  Roll the dough out in a pizza shape.  Place the crust onto a nonstick pizza pan, pizza stone or another pain coated with oil.  Bake the crust for about ten minutes.  

Remove the crust from the oven.  Add your desired toppings and then return the pizza to the oven. Bake for an additional 8 - 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crust edges have browned.

We generally double this recipe and make two pizzas.