Gluten Free Pizza
Gluten Free Pizza Crust (adapted)
1 tablespoon yeast
1 1/3 cups milk
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/3 cups brown rice flour
1 cup corn starch
2 tsp. xanthan gum (I used guar gum.)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Heat the milk in the microwave so that it is warm (not so hot that it would burn your finger, just warm). Combine the milk with the sugar and yeast in a small mixing bowl.
If you stir the mixture while you slowly pour the milk, then it should all dissolve very nicely. Let this sit while you proceed to the next step – it needs to have time to get bubbly.
Combine the brown rice flour, corn starch, guar gum and spices in a larger mixing bowl.
Add the oil and vinegar to the yeast mixture, which should have some air bubbles by now. Then pour all of that into the flour mixture and stir well.
Once you've done this, the dough will be somewhat sticky. Sprinkle some extra rice flour on it. Now that the rice flour is cutting down on the stickiness, form the dough into a ball and let it sit while you get your pans ready.
Grease the small pizza pans (2) with butter, olive oil, shortening, or cooking spray and then sprinkle a bit of rice flour on top of that.
Split the ball of dough into two pieces – one for each pan. Starting from the middle of the dough, use your fingers to press down on the dough and spread it out towards the edges of the pan. When you get the dough to the edges, continue to push the dough up onto the side of the pan, so that you will have a nice crust.
Pop the crusts into the hot oven for 8 minutes.
While the crust is cooking, chop green peppers and onions or any vegetables you would like to use in the topping..
Remove crusts from the oven.
Drizzle some olive oil onto your crusts and spread it over them evenly. (This will keep the pizza sauce from making your crust soggy.)
Spread sauce over pizza, leaving about 3/4 of an inch uncovered at the outer edges.
Top with cut up vegetables (onions and green peppers)
Top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Place back in oven and and allow to cook for about 10 to 15 minutes. (Tonight, it took 12 minutes to brown slightly.)
Cut into triangles and enjoy. We got 8 pieces from our pizza and we have enough left for another pizza, perhaps using a smaller pizza pan.