A couple weeks ago my son turned four. I’m sure it won’t surprise you to hear that for his birthday dinner he wanted pizza. It’s pretty typical four year old food. I have made gluten free crusts in the past and while I’ve found ones I like, I’ve yet to find any my kids like.
My kids have really been generous over the last few years as they’ve tried new foods and healthy versions of dishes they already love. This was no exception. I made 4 different gluten free crusts from scratch, mostly just experimenting and whamo!
I made a crust that :
had a lot of flavor
cooked all the way through
I’ve since made this crust a three times to make sure it wasn’t some fluke thing. One important thing to note about this crust is that it doesn’t rise with the yeast. I put the yeast in there for flavor and consistency.
Also, I’m the kind of person who loves to load my pizza with every topping under the sun. I found that this crust is a little soft in the middle for some of my heavy toppings. Just something to be aware of.
In a small bowl combine the warm water with the yeast. Stir with a fork and allow to set for 8 minutes.
In a large bowl mix your flour, salt, rosemary, and oregano. Remember, if you want your seasoning to stand out in flavor, crush it in a small bowl or even crush it between your thumb and index finger before adding it to the bowl.
Slowly pour in the yeast mixture. Add in the egg and the olive oil.
Mix until a sticky dough forms.
Place a kitchen towel over the bowl and let it sit covered for 30 minutes.
Personally I like to prep my pizza ingredients and do some dishes while I wait.
Once it's been 30 minutes, spread the dough onto a greased pie pan. I had to wet my fingers and gently mold the dough into the right shape onto the pan. It doesn't feel like your typical pizza dough.
Preheat the oven to 425°.
Now that the dough is ready, bake for 12 minutes.
Remove from the oven, and add your toppings.
Bake for an additional 12 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before eating.
The nutrients have been done for the crust ONLY. Sauce, cheese, meat & veggies will add calories to your pizza.