Thankfully for both of us I’ve finally perfected the crust, and as you learned last Friday, I’ve perfected the sauce as well.
- 3 cups oat flour
- 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1.5 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 cup warm-hot water
- 2 cups pizza sauce **
- 8 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese (~1/4th inches thick) **
- 2 Tbsp. fresh grated parmesan cheese **
- 2 cups spinach
- 8 ounces button mushrooms
- 2 red peppers, sliced and chopped
- Fresh pepper and oregano (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Combine and mix the flour, salt, sugar, and the yeast in a medium sized bowl. Next, add the EVOO and water. (NOTE: The dough will be very sticky after all ingredients are mixed. Add more flour to prevent dough from sticking to your fingers, and be sure to knead the dough on a flat cool surface, with some flour down on the surface to coat).
- After kneading the dough for about 4 minutes, or until smooth and elastic, use your hands to spread the dough evenly on a pizza pan or baking sheet. Try to get the dough as spread out as possible, without ripping the dough (I used a large baking sheet and spread the dough to cover about 90% of the sheet).
- Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then take out of the oven and add toppings (sauce, cheese, veggies, spices). Finish baking for about 30-35 minutes (depending on your oven and how crispy you like your pizza!). Take out the pizza and allow it to sit outside of the oven, on the hot pizza pan, for about 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Highlights: Good source of fiber, iron and calcium, excellent source of vitamins A and C.
I’ve found that fresh mozzarella really makes pizza that much better. Not to say you must use fresh (and when I say fresh I mean house made at the supermarket where I shop) but I think it makes a difference in the end result. It’s a difference I probably wouldn’t have appreciated as a young girl, but now I crave it.
It took a few rounds of failed attempts before I finally perfected the art of making gluten free pizza. This recipe was finally one that Nick and I both enjoyed, equally as well.