For years I have used the following Pizza base recipe which is free from – wheat, dairy, egg, soy and corn. It does mean cooking from scratch but I find it's by far the tastiest we've tried.
Prep Time - 15 minutes
Cook Time - 25 minutes
- 1 Tablespoon dry yeast
- 2/3 cup brown rice flour
- 1/2 cup potato flour/ tapioca flour
- 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning (optional)
- 2/3 cup warm rice milk (or your choice)
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar (optional)
- Extra rice flour for sprinkling
It's great - but there are no other options you can buy, premixed and infinitely tastier than the ready made bases which cost a fortune in the supermarket.
- Isabel's Pizza Base Mix This has been recommended but Recipe Resource followers on Twitter as one of the best. BUT - and it's a MASSIVE "but" ... it contains milk powder. Which excludes us and many others I know. As a recipe for coeliacs it sounds great however, the same is true of the Glutafin mix.
- If you receive Juvela mix on prescription, there is a recipe on their website here
- Orgran have a multi mix you can use to make pizza bases, a little more straightforward than the Juvela recipe, and you can purchase their mix online from Goodness Direct, FreeFrom for Kids or Ocado.
- BobsRedMill Gluten Free pizza base mix. This is one I have tried, it is free from most major allergens but again, there is a "but". It is not milled/produced in a certified nut free environment. The ingredients are in the picture below.
So there are alternatives, but we still like our original recipe! Here's how you do it:-
- Preheat oven to 190 degrees . In medium mixer bowl using regular beaters (not dough hooks), blend the yeast, flours, xanthan gum, salt, and Italian seasoning on low speed. Add warm milk, sugar, oil, and vinegar.
- Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. (If the mixer bounces around the bowl, the dough is too stiff. Add water if necessary, one tablespoon at a time, until dough does not resist beaters.) The dough will resemble soft bread dough.
- Put mixture on a greased 12-inch pizza pan. Liberally sprinkle rice flour onto dough, then press dough into pan, continuing to sprinkle dough with flour to prevent sticking to your hands. Make edges thicker to hold the toppings.
- Bake pizza crust for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Top Pizza Crust with sauce and your preferred toppings. Bake for another 20 to 25 minutes or until top is nicely browned.
Suggestions for toppings:-
- Tomato sauce and fresh cherry tomatoes, sprinkled with Redwood Cheezly Dairy and Soya free cheese.
- Spinach with the above
- Vegusto Melty (if tolerated) cubed and added on the top to resemble a Pizza Express Pizza
- Shredded chicken and sweetcorn
- If you are allowed eggs, a poached egg and spinach are a great combination on top!
|Thanks to members of our Facebook group for providing the photo and Twitter followers for excellent advice!|