People who suffer with gluten allergies can find it really difficult to eat the things they once enjoyed. Socialising also becomes a nightmare, they either end up bringing their own food or not going out as often as they would like. Having your friends or family over for a pizza evening with home made pizzas sounds like something they used to enjoy.
Now they still can. Home made gluten free pizzas are so tasty, everyone can enjoy them. They are quick to make and you can let everyone pick their own toppings. Many sauces contain hidden gluten, so making your own tomato sauce is a must. Use the pizza dough recipe and then see below for three different pizza topping combinations.
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Ingredients (2 medium pizzas):
– 3 cups of gluten free flour
– 1 tablespoon of yeast
– 15ml of sugar
– a pinch of salt and baking powder
– 310ml warm water
– 5ml olive
Prepare (oven 350 degrees):
1. Combine yeast and 180ml warm water- allow to stand for 5 minutes, sprinkle in 5ml of sugar.
2. In a separate bowl, gluten free flour, salt, baking powder and 10ml sugar, mix until well combined.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients slowly with thorough stirring using a spoon (not a whisk)
4. Prepare a baking tray with some tin foil to prevent the pizza from sticking and use your hands and some gluten free flour to spread the dough out into a pizza shape. Thin based pizzas get lovely and crispy.
5. Bake for 30 minutes, some cracks may appear- this is to be expected.
– tin of tomato paste
– 125ml water
– herbs and spices to taste
Slowly add the water to the paste until you reach the desired consistency. Add herbs and spices to taste
The meat-eater one
Filling your pizza with protein and vegetables will keep you fuller for longer. Top your pizza with ground beef (precooked), onions, mushrooms and cheese. This combination works well with the tomato pizza sauce and the thin crispy pizza base.
The vegetarian one
Be adventurous and fill your pizza with tasty vegetables. Top your pizza with feta cheese, spinach, mushrooms, cheese and avocado (sliced on once the pizza is out of the oven)
The vegan one
Pizzas are usually outside the remit of a vegan diet, but with some minor adjustments you too can enjoy a tasty home made pizza. Swop regular cheese for a dairy free cheese of your choice, top your pizza with vegetables and enjoy.
Once you have the perfect pizza base you can add any toppings, experiment with different combinations and enjoy.