Pizza crust recipe- Gluten free

Everyone loves pizza! Here is a delicious gluten-free pizza crust recipe which has been refined over the years. This recipe is a healthy alternative to white refined pizza crusts. People who only eat take away pizza, have commented that this  pizza crust tastes just as good, and ‘you can’t even tell it’s gluten-free!’

Top the pizza crust with delicious roast vegetables, such as carrot, pumpkin, sweet potato, beetroot etc. Next, top it with a cheese of your choice and other additions such as anchovies, olives, garlic, onions and YUMMO!  Experiment with different herbs and spices for even more flavour, and nutrients!

Printable Pizza Crust- Gluten Free recipe

For an easy printable version of this  PIZZA CRUST – Gluten Free.

Making the double quantity gives enough for one dinner for a family of 6, and left overs for lunch the next day.

THICK PIZZA CRUST

Makes one large pizza (feeds 5-6), or two large pizzas if a double batch cooked.

Ingredients:

For double batch:

1 cup brown rice flour                                                    2 cups

1 cup arrowroot flour                                                     2 cups

1 ¼ tsp xanthum gum                                                   2 tsp

½ tsp sea salt                                                                  1 tsp

3 tsp of dry yeast                                                            5 tsp

½ cup lukewarm water                                                 1 cup

½ tsp raw sugar (to feed the yeast)                            ½ tsp

4 ½ tsp butter                                                                 9 tsp

¼ cup hot water                                                             ½ cup- ¾ cup

2 egg whites, room temperature.                               4 egg whites

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 200C. Grease large pizza tray, or put cold pizza stone into cold oven.
  2. In a bowl of heavy-duty mixer, put flours, xanthum gum and salt. Gently stir together with a wooden spoon.
  3. In a separate small bowl, place sugar into lukewarm water, then sprinkle yeast on top.
  4. In a mug, put the butter into the hot water and stir to melt.
  5. Add hot water and butter mixture to dry ingredients. Blend on low speed.
  6. Next add egg whites and blend again.
  7. Lastly, add the yeast mixture, and blend on high speed for 4 minutes.
  8. You do not have to let this rise, however I like to whilst I prepare my pizza toppings. Letting it rise for 20 minutes results in a thicker crust.
  9. Spread mixture onto prepared trays or stone. Having wet fingers significantly helps to spread the mixture.
  10. Top the crust immediately with toppings of your choice.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is golden and edges are browned.

 

Topping ideas:

-Beetroot and feta: roast beetroot 1cm cubes with oil and thyme- 200C for 20 minutes. Put on base with crushed garlic and feta crumbled on top. Place rocket on top to serve.

-Carrot, garlic and anchovies.

-Roast pumpkin, roast carrot and feta.

-Load the pizza up with cooked vegetables, add feta or another cheese. Experiment with herbs and spices. Yum!

Carrot puree- roast carrot and onion, and then puree. Use as pizza base sauce instead of tomato paste.

 

Let us know how you go making this delicious gluten-free pizza crust.

Happy healing!

 

Sari

Pressure cookers and why you’ll love one

Invest in a pressure cooker

 

Want to learn about pressure cookers and how they can make your life much easier? Here are my thoughts on why you should invest in a pressure cooker today!

Pressure cookers save time

Firstly, pressure cookers are a huge time saver for people on Nutritional Balancing programs. Investing in a pressure cooker makes life much easier on Nutritional Balancing programs! The amount of vegetables required to eat each day can be very time consuming to cook, especially if you have many mouths to feed like I do!

Pressure cookers cut cooking time down dramatically- by 50% or more! And 90-95% of nutrients are retained! You can cook anything that can be steamed, boiled and braised in them. You can brown your meat first, then add all your cooked vegetables. After a few short minutes (4-6) they are all cooked. Much less time! The food is also more nutritious!

Casseroles, stews, and curries are all delicious from a pressure cooker. If you are cooking for small numbers, you can cook a big batch of vegetables and then enjoy them for your next 3 meals of the day! You can cook so many different things in them, but I concentrate on meat and veggies, or just veggies.

Pressure cooker size

I have invested in a large 12L size pressure cooker. It feeds my family of 6 for one meal. The bigger the better, so that  there is less time spent on cooking/preparation throughout the day for you. Electric and stove-top pressure cookers are available in various sizes. Search the internet to ascertain which size is best for you.

Stove top or electric

Mine is a stove-top, as they don’t make electric ones big enough for my family! It is just a big pot with a special pressure lid. You can use it like a normal saucepan. The pressure builds up when you place the lid on, and then once cooked, you release the pressure through a valve. It is very safe and easy to use. It is noisy as the steam escapes, but this only lasts one minute. Search the internet to work out if an electric or stove top pressure cooker is best for you.

Stainless steel pressure cookers

Lastly, choose a stainless steel pressure cooker to avoid unwanted toxins from teflon or the like. You are working so hard to regain your health and happiness, you don’t want to add toxins back in again!

I hope this helps many of you cut down your cooking time, and therefore have more time to spend with your loved ones.

Happy Healing!

Sari.