Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pizza crust

Friday night is pizza and movie night at our house. Since we are gluten and casein free, that means mom gets to make pizza crust. After trying several recipes with only moderate success, we finally found one that everyone likes on the Sure Talent Books site. I have made a couple of modifications, that are shown below. I make two batches to feed our family of 7. We make 5 pie plates for individual pizzas for the younger kids and I and 2 bar pans for Scott and E. We normally have enough leftovers for lunch one day, but not always. I have two bowls for my Kitchen Aid, so I make one batch in each bowl. I tried making a double batch in one bowl, and it didn't work out very well.


  • 1¼ Cups Cornstarch 
  • 1 Cup Millet Flour
  • 2 Cups White Rice Flour
  • 1½ Tablespoons Xanthan Gum 
  • 1½ Teaspoons Salt 
  • ¼ Teaspoon Dried Oregano 
  • ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder 
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil 
  • 2 Eggs 
  • 1 Egg White 
  • 1¾ Cups Warm Water (110-115°)
Yield: dough for two 12 inch round pizzas.


Place Cornstarch, flours, Xanthan gum, salt, oregano, garlic powder and yeast in mixing bowl; mix. Add, vinegar, sugar, honey, oil, eggs, egg white and lastly the warm water; mix. Increase mixing speed to high, and beat for 4 minutes.

Coat your pizza pans with cooking spray. Dough will be a bit difficult to work with (sticky). Place dough in pans and spread with wet hands. (NOTE: This is the best way I have found to work with gluten free doughs. I just keep getting my hands wet and spreading the dough until it looks good.)

Allow to sit in a warm, dry location (free of drafts) covered loosely with plastic wrap or a towel for 40 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375° and pre-bake crusts for 17 minutes.

Remove pizza crusts from oven. Increase oven temperature to 400°.

Add pizza sauce, cheese and any other desired toppings to the pizza crusts and then place back in oven for an additional 20 minutes (note: if using sausage or other raw meat, it should be precooked before adding to pizza). We use ground turkey, canadian bacon, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and soy cheese.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before cutting.

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