Gluten-Free Pizza Base

Even though they are not Italian, Sauruses adore pizza. When the Saurus discovered that she can no longer eat wheat without dying a painful death, she feared for her sanity due to potential lack of pizza. This gluten-free vegan pizza base recipe came to the rescue!

While the dough lacks the stringiness of a regular wheat-based dough, the resulting base is just as tasty and almost indistinguishable from the bases the Saurus used to make. It requires very little kneading, and much less time and effort than some other pizza base recipes. The bread is soft and fluffy, and crisps nicely in the oven. It’s the perfect solution for any lazy or inexperienced cook who wants to make a tasty pizza!

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Servings 1 x 30cm (12") pizza

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Passive Time 30 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200 ml warm water
  • 5 g dry yeast
  • 15 g vegetable oil (or 1 tbsp)
  • salt
  • 150-160 g gluten-free flour mix

Instructions

  1. Pour the warm water into a mixing bowl and mix with the dry yeast. Add the oil and a pinch of salt.
  2. Mix in the gluten-free flour, using a fork until the ingredients are completely blended. The dough should be slightly loose, but should hold its shape.
  3. Cover mixing bowl with a kitchen towel and leave to rise in a warm place - such as a sink with a couple of centimeters depth of warm water - for 30 minutes.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 225°C (430°F).
  5. Place baking paper onto a baking tray, and sprinkle with a bit of flour. Place the dough on the baking paper, and press it into the desired shape - roughly 1/2cm thick - using a rolling pin or your hands. If the dough sticks to your implements, add flour. Poke holes into the base using a fork.
  6. For a crispier base, pre-bake it in the oven for 5 minutes before adding the toppings.
  7. Add your favourite toppings to the base.
  8. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes. If you pre-baked your base, it will take less time to cook.

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