BreadJune-July 2010

Gluten-Free Grilled Pizza Crust


Gluten-Free Grilled Pizza Crust

Give it a shot: Our recipe will lead you to a quick lunch or dinner treat, one that includes a variety optional toppings, from cheese and tomatoes to garlic, basil, and flax seed.

Grilled pizza is a family favorite. The trick is using extremely hot, well-oiled grates to keep the dough from sticking. Once the crust is grilled, brush it with olive oil and sprinkle it with chopped tomatoes, oregano, garlic cloves and fresh basil leaves. Shut the lid and you’ll have a delicious gluten-free pizza within minutes.

cup warm water (105-110 degrees)
1 packet dry yeast, quick rising
1 cup sorghum flour
cup brown rice flour
cup white rice flour
cup tapioca flour, extra for dusting
cup potato starch
cup golden milled flax seed
cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 teaspoon garlic powder
teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons rice milk
2 tablespoons olive oil, more for brushing grates and tops of pizzas
1 egg, beaten, or egg replacer
- Toppings (such as chopped tomatoes, oregano, chopped garlic, fresh basil leaves, grated cheese of choice or dairy-free cheese replacement)

1. Combine warm water and yeast in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. Using a food processor, pulse together sorghum flour, brown rice flour, white rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, flax seeds, cornstarch, sugar, xanthan gum, garlic powder and salt.

3. Add rice milk, olive oil, egg and yeast mixture, pulsing until dough begins to form a ball.

4. Dust cutting board with tapioca flour and place dough on board. Divide dough into 4 balls. Cover with a clean towel and let dough rise slightly in a warm place for 1 hour.

5. Dust cutting board with more tapioca flour and roll out dough into 6-inch rounds. Using fingers, pinch sides of dough to form an edge.

6. Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat and brush grates with olive oil.

7. Brush tops of dough with oil. Using a spatula, place crusts on the grill, oil side down. Shut lid and cook 5 minutes. Brush top side with oil and flip crust over. Top with desired toppings (sauce, dairy-free cheese, etc.). Shut lid and cook 4 to 5 minutes until crust is crispy on the bottom and toppings are heated.

Each pizza contains 503 calories, 12g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 53mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 90g carbohydrate,6g fiber, 9g protein.

Rob Landolphi is a chef and an expert on cooking gluten free. He is also the author of the Gluten Free Every Day Cookbook. For information or to purchase his cookbook, click here.


Comments (1)

Really? I have to have 5 starches/flours in my kitchen to have a pizza??? I am celiac, diagnosed 1 yr ago. To date I have done very little baking and would like to get back to it. PLEASE test the pre-mixed gluten free flours for us (Red Mill, Robin Hood etc.). I'm sure there are more. I'm in Canada and you have much more choice in the US. This has to get easier for those of us who have families and like to bake.

Posted by: KeepItSimple | May 21, 2015 6:05 PM    Report this comment

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