Gluten and Dairy Free Pizza

serves / makes 12″ pizza
15 prep time
15 mins cooking time

Description

Pizza is one of my favourite treats but it is not really the friend of people not eating gluten and dairy! A lot of the chain restaurants have introduced gluten free pizza and I’ve enjoyed a few. I thought I would have a go at making gluten free pizza at home. This recipe can be made in a big batch and the dough split into individual portions and frozen before it is cooked.

The pizza sauce is probably nothing like a traditional italian sauce, it really is just a combination of ingredients I thought tasted nice together on the top of a pizza.

Enjoy!

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Note: the pizza sauce recipe makes way more than you need for one pizza but I like to make it a large batch and freeze for future pizzas, you can scale the recipe down if you want less sauce.

Ingredients

For the pizza bases:

  • 155g gluten free bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons dried yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 90ml water, warmed in the microwave for 30 seconds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the pizza sauce:

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon of sage
  • 230g fresh, ripe tomatoes
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 ¬†tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • black pepper, to taste

Toppings:

  • handful of dairy free cheese
  • any other toppings you wish, the choice is endless!

Method

For the pizza bases:

  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl
  • Stir in the olive oil and water
  • Beat with a dough hook on an electric blender for 5 minutes or knead by hand
  • Cover the bowl with cling film
  • Leave in a warm place for one hour
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and wrap in the cling film
  • Refrigerate for one hour
  • Preheat the oven to 200 oC
  • Roll out the pizza dough into a 12 ” circle
  • Prick the dough with a fork, this stops air bubbles forming in the dough as it cooks
  • Bake in the oven for 8 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and top with the pizza sauce (directions to make are below), dairy free cheese and your choice of toppings
  • Return to the oven for another 8 minutes or until the toppings are golden

For the pizza sauce:

  • Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to the boil with the lid on
  • Simmer the sauce for 30 minutes and then remove the lid and cook for another 30 minutes stirring occasionally
  • The sauce should be thick but still juicy
  • Top the pizza and freeze the rest for future pizzas

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