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Gluten free pizza base and toppings from scratch for people on a gluten free diet.

If, like me, you are following a gluten free diet then enjoying things like pizza can be difficult and expensive, but you can make your own. Gluten free pizza bases are readily available from supermarkets and health food shops or you can make your own using gluten free flour, this recipe make one large base, or make more and freeze some for later.

Ingredients.
¼ 0z dried yeast
Pinch of sugar
2fldoz warm water
2oz gluten free flour
½ tsp gluten free baking powder
¼ tsp xanthan gum
1 egg yolk
Salt and pepper to taste
Few drops of olive oil.

Method.
Dissolve the yeast and the sugar in half of the warm water and leave for ten minutes somewhere warm. The mixture should become frothy and have a topping of bubbles. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and xanthan gum together in a medium bowl. Beat the egg and oil together in another bowl and slowly mix in the flour mixture, then add the remaining water and the yeast. Mix with your hands until the mixture comes together and forms a smooth dough.

Knead on a floured board, remember to use the gluten free flour, for a minute and then flatten into a round shape before transferring the base to a baking tray. Leave the tray covered with a tea towel for another 15 minutes then bake for 10 minutes in an oven at 200c, remove from the oven and add your topping then bake for another 10 – 15 minutes.

Some good gluten free toppings to use if you are on a gluten free diet are –

Sliced peppers, tomatoes, onion and mushrooms with crushed garlic and a little grated cheese.

Spinach, garlic, roasted butternut squash and torn mozzarella cheese.

A great tasting vegan topping can be made using 4 tbs tomato puree, crushed garlic, sliced mushrooms, diced onion and some chilli flakes.

Enjoy!


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Comments

louisechackett wrote on February 19, 2015, 6:48 AM

Handy for those needing this! I suffer from ibs and keep wondering whether attempting some gluten free may help

Galaxy59 wrote on February 19, 2015, 6:51 AM

My mother in law also suffers from IBS and she has found a great improvement by cutting out gluten and cutting back on dairy. Why not try it for a week and see how it turns out? Good luck.

LeaPea2417 wrote on February 19, 2015, 12:58 PM

My brother in law has something like Chrones Disease where he has to eat Gluten Free. This would be a good recipe for him.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 20, 2015, 12:18 AM

Glad to see you back! Guiness the Cat and I hope to see more of you around. We've been very busy today. Otherwise we would have spent more time here.