Gluten and Dairy Free Pizza

Hello everyone

I always find it fun making pizza so I thought I would share the recipe if you are looking for an activity to do this afternoon.  I made this last weekend when I had a friend up from London visiting.  As the weather has been so good the last few catch ups have resulted in a BBQ so this time we decided to do something different and make pizza.

I’ve included the recipe for the pizza sauce as well – it makes more sauce than you need for the pizza but you can easily freeze it.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Pizza

Gluten and Dairy Free Calezone

Hello everyone

I’m super excited by this recipe as I don’t think I have come across a gluten and dairy free calezone before on my travels.  The good news is it is back on the menu with this recipe and it is pretty simple to make.

An easy to follow gluten free pizza dough is stuffed with lovely tomato, Parma ham, peppers, onion and dairy free cheese.  Of course you can change the filling to have whatever you fancy with.

I’ve served my calezone with a simple salad and some extra tomato dipping sauce.  A little gluten and dairy free taste of Italy in your own home.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Calezone

Gluten and Dairy Free Calezone

Makes 2 calezone

Ingredients

For the pizza dough:

  • 130g 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 filling:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 4 slices Parma ham, torn
  • 70ml passata
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • pinch of chilli flakes
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 40g dairy free cheese, cut into small cubes

Directions

  1. Start by making the pizza dough, mix the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl
  2. Stir in the olive oil and water
  3. Beat with a dough hook on an electric blender for 5 minutes or knead by hand
  4. Cover the bowl with cling film
  5. Leave in a warm place for one hour
  6. Remove the dough from the bowl and wrap in the cling film
  7. Refrigerate for one hour
  8. Preheat the oven to 200 oC
  9. Divide into 2 and roll each out into a circle about 4mm thick
  10. Make the filling by place the olive oil in a shallow pan over a medium heat
  11. Add in the onion, peppers and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes
  12. Stir in the Parma ham, chilli flakes, passata, oregano, basil and seasoning
  13. Simmer for a couple of minutes
  14. Stir in the dairy free cheese cubes
  15. Divide the filling between the two calezones placing it on one half of the dough
  16. Close the calezone by folding it in half and folding the edges closed
  17. Place on a baking tray and bake for 25 minutes
  18. Serve with a salad and some extra seasoned passata

Gluten and Dairy Free Affogato

affogato

Hello

This recipe is so simple to make it almost isn’t a recipe – but I think it is a lovely little elegant finish to a dinner.

Affogato means drowned in Italian and that basically describes the dessert – a scoop of ice-cream drowning in a shot of espresso.  I also like to add some crushed biscuit and chocolate chips and then rather messily stir it all together so the biscuit goes soggy and the choc chips gooey!  I’ve also had the Spanish version where they use sherry instead of the espresso.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Affogato Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Affogato

affogato

serves / makes 4
10 prep time
0 mins cooking time

Ingredients

  • 4 large scoops of dairy free ice cream
  • 4 shots of espresso
  • sprinkle of gluten free biscuit crumbs
  • sprinkle of dairy free chocolate chips

Method

  1. Place the ice cream in 4 small bowls or coffee cups
  2. Pour over the espresso shot
  3. Top with the biscuit crumbs and chocolate chips

Gluten and Dairy Free Spaghetti Carbonara

serves / makes 2
15 prep time
15 mins cooking time

Description

When I think of Spaghetti Carbonara I automatically think of cream which isn’t great for us folks that can’t eat dairy. Luckily traditional spaghetti carbonara is actually made from eggs rather than cream. I made it suitable by using gluten free spaghetti and some Veganic dairy free cheese.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 150g gluten free spaghetti
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 100g pancetta, cubed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • handful of grated dairy free cheese (I used Veganic)
  • salt and pepper, for seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • handful of fresh parsley, optional

Method

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the spaghetti per the instructions on the packet
  2. In a large shallow pan saute the onion, garlic and pancetta over a medium heat for 5 minutes
  3. Stir in the cooked spaghetti
  4. Turn the heat down low
  5. Pour over the beaten eggs and toss the spaghetti until coated
  6. Sprinkle in half the cheese and the water
  7. Toss the spaghetti again
  8. Leave to cook for 1 minute
  9. Serve with a little fresh parsley, some ground pepper and the remaining cheese on top

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

Gluten and Dairy Free Minestrone Soup

serves / makes 4
20 prep time
20 mins cooking time

Description

This classic Italian dish is perfect as a light lunch or as a starter to an Italian dinner. All the ingredients in this dish are naturally gluten and dairy free with the exception of the pasta. I’ve used gluten free spaghetti broken into smaller pieces but any kind of gluten free pasta would be suitable.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 celery sticks, thinly sliced
  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 5l vegetable stock
  • 130g gluten free spaghetti, broken into pieces
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 400g can of cannelloni beans, drained
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon basil

Method

  1. Place the onion, celery, garlic and olive oil in a large pan
  2. Cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes
  3. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock
  4. Bring to the boil then turn the heat down so the soup is simmering
  5. Add in the pasta and cook for 7 minutes
  6. Stir in the cannelloni beans, frozen peas and cook for a further 3 minute
  7. Add in the basil and season with salt and pepper

Gluten and Dairy Free Italian Apple Tart (Torte Di Mele)

serves / makes 8
55 prep time
55 mins cooking time

Description

Torta Di Mele is a traditional Italian apple tart/cake. It is made by mixing apples though a thick cake batter and baking in the oven. It is delicious served hot or cold.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 100g dairy free spread, melted
  • 200ml dairy free milk
  • 200g gluten free self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 medium sized apples

Method

torta di mele

  1. Preheat the oven to 18o oC
  2. Grease and line a 9″ springform tin
  3. Core all three apples, slice one into wedges and cube the other two
  4. Place the apple wedges in the base of the tin
  5. In a large bowl beat together the eggs, sugar, spread, milk, flour, xanthan gum and zest until it forms a thick batter
  6. Stir in the other two diced apples
  7. Pour this mixture over the apples in the cake tin
  8. Bake in the centre of the oven for 55 minutes
  9. Remove from the oven and invert onto a plate
  10. Serve either hot or cold

Gluten and Dairy Free Lasagne

serves / makes 4-6 people
60 prep time
60 mins cooking time

Description

Right after I was diagnosed I tried making a gluten and dairy free lasagne, and the result was’t the best. I used these mini gluten free lasagne sheets that tasted like wet rice paper once cooked and my white sauce was lumpy. It was not a pleasant experience.

With a lot more ‘freefrom’ cooking experience and a packet of Marks and Spencer’s Made without Wheat lasagne sheets I felt the time was right to try it out again. Thankfully I was pleased with the result and have a recipe I’m happy to share with you.

I only had some Violife dairy free cheddar style slices so that is why my cheese topping doesn’t look grated in the pictures. I also added some minced garlic and parsley to some dairy free spread which I used to make a ‘dairy free garlic butter’ for my gluten free baguette.

For the vegetarians among you I’ll have a go sometime soon at making a vegetarian lasagne.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 500g lean steak mince
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon parsely
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomtoe puree
  • 400ml gluten and dairy free beef stock
  • 6 gluten free lasagne sheets
  • 500ml dairy free milk
  • 2 teaspoons dairy free spread
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free plain flour
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons dairy free cheddar style cheese or 4 dairy free cheese slices

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Method

  1. In a large pan heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium heat
  2. Add in the carrot, onion and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes
  3. Add in the mince and cook until browned about 5 -10 minutes
  4. Mix in the tomato puree
  5. Pour in the chopped tomatoes and beef stock
  6. Season with salt and pepper
  7. Add in the basil, oregano, marjoram, parsley and sugar
  8. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened
  9. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  10. Make up the white sauce by melting the dairy free spread in a small pan
  11. Stir in the gluten free flour and then gradually add the milk continually stirring
  12. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 2 minutes, still stirring
  13. Season with salt and pepper and add a pinch of nutmeg
  14. Place alternate layers of bolognese, white sauce and gluten free lasagne sheets into a family sized casserole dish
  15. Top with the dairy free cheese
  16. Bake in the centre of the oven for 35 minutes

Gluten and Dairy Free Lasagne