Gluten Free Pizza Dough

One of the major health concerns faced today is gluten issues.  Gluten is a substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with celiac disease.  Our basic pizza dough has gluten so we have searched to find a good gluten free pizza dough recipe that actually tastes and looks like pizza!  You will need to bake your crusts before assembling your pizza.

gluten free pizza

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 16

    ounces (3 1/3 cups plus 1/4 cup)All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blend, (see below for more info)
  • 2 ½

    ounces (1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon) almond flour
  • 1 ½

    tablespoons powdered psyllium husk
  • 2 ½

    teaspoons baking powder
  • 2

    teaspoons salt
  • 1

    teaspoon instant or rapid-rise yeast
  • 2 ½

    cups warm water, (100 degrees)
  • ¼

    cup vegetable oil

ALL PURPOSE GLUTEN FREE FLOUR BLEND

Gluten free flour blends are available at all major grocery stores as well as at Amazon.  Here is a simple recipe if you want to make your own at home:

  • 24

    ounces (4 1/2 cups plus 1/3 cup) white rice flour
  • 7 ½

    ounces (1 2/3 cups) brown rice flour
  • 7

    ounces (1 1/3 cups) potato starch
  • 3

    ounces (3/4 cup) tapioca starch
  • ¾

    ounce (1/4 cup) nonfat dry milk powder

Blend all of the ingredients together and keep in an airtight container.  The flour blend will last about 3 months

PREPARATION

1. FOR THE CRUST: Using stand mixer fitted with paddle, mix flour blend, almond flour, psyllium, baking powder, salt, and yeast on low speed until combined. Slowly add warm water and oil in steady stream until incorporated. Increase speed to medium and beat until dough is sticky and uniform, about 6 minutes. (Dough will resemble thick batter.)

2. Remove bowl from mixer, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand until inside of dough is bubbly (use spoon to peer inside dough), about 1 1/2 hours. (Dough will puff slightly but will not rise.)

3. Adjust oven racks to middle and lower positions. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper and spray liberally with oil spray. Transfer half of dough to center of 1 prepared sheet. Using oil-sprayed rubber spatula, spread dough into 8-inch circle. Spray top of dough with oil spray, cover with large sheet of plastic, and, using your hands, press out dough to 11 1/2-inch round, about 1/4 inch thick, leaving outer 1/4 inch slightly thicker than center; discard plastic. Repeat with remaining dough and second prepared sheet.

4. Place prepared sheets in oven and heat oven to 325 degrees. Bake dough until firm to touch, golden brown on underside, and just beginning to brown on top, 45 to 50 minutes, switching and rotating sheets halfway through baking. Transfer crusts to wire rack and let cool.

This crust works well with our basic pizza sauce.  It also is great if you are searching for a pizza recipe for kids that is gluten free.

Thanks to our friends at America's Test Kitchen for help with this recipe.