June 22, 2010

Fabulous Gluten Free Pizza

  Adapted from http://glutenfreefoodieheaven.blogspot.com/2010/03/best-focaccia-in-world.html
The Original recipe is called Parmesan Herb Focaccia
The recipe below makes a fantastic pizza dough!
If you are looking for a no fail gluten free focaccia bread recipe check out the recipe on her blog at the link above. 

2 1/2  t. active dry yeast
1 t.     honey 
1 cup warm water (110°-115° F)
1 t.     salt
2 cups GF flour blend  (I use a mixture of 1 cup brown rice flour, 1 cup white rice flour, 1/2 cup tapioca flour, 1/2 cup potato starch flour, and 1 Tb xanthan gum) 
3 Tb   olive oil
1/2 t.  oregano leaves Make sure your seasonings are gluten free! I use McCormick
1/4 t.  Italian seasoning - I use 5th seasons
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese - I use Kraft
Pizza toppings of your choice

Directions: Preheat oven to 450°F. 
Stir together yeast, honey, and water in medium sized bowl and let stand 5 minutes, or until foamy.
In a separate bowl, mix together salt,flour mix, and seasonings. 
Pour oil into mixing bowl then add yeast. With  mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture to yeast mixture. Turn mixture to medium speed and mix for 2 minutes. Dough will be very moist and sticky, almost like a thick cake batter.
Oil a 9 x 13 inch baking pan or a round pizza pan. Drop dough onto pan, gently smoothing out with spatula or wet hands to fill the pan.Spray top of dough lightly with canola oil. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.  With fingertips or the handle of a spoon make indentations, about 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart, all over the dough.
Cover pan with a kitchen towel and let dough rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 30 minutes or more (I cover ours with a towel and place it on top of the stove while it is preheating. It raises in about 15 minutes) For a thinner crust pizza let sit covered for 10 minutes then bake.
Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and spread with gluten free pizza sauce, and your choice of toppings.  I use Tillamook Italian shredded cheese, Hormel turkey pepperoni, Hormel Canadian bacon, mushrooms, olives, green pepper,  pineapple, and as you see in the picture sometimes tomato. 
Place back in oven for 15 minutes or until edges begin to turn brown. Remove from oven let cool 10 minutes and cut.
Makes: One 9 x 13 inch or One 10 inch round


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