Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is a gluten free recipe for imitation Crazy Bread and can be used for pizza dough as well. This is a personal concoction after experimenting with different ideas for Crazy Bread once my daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease. She liked it so much I wanted to share it.
- 4 teaspoons active dry yeast (2 packets)
- 1 1⁄4 cups warm water
- 1 3⁄4 cups rice flour
- 1 3⁄4 cups tapioca flour
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup rice flour (set aside)
- Mix all the ingredients together except the 1/2 cup rice flour that you set aside with a handmixer. Add about the extra 1/2 cup rice flour a little at a time and stir with a spoon or plastic spatula. You want it to be about the consistency of cookie dough. Add flour until you get the right consistency.
- This recipe made enough for about one pizza and 5 large breadsticks. You can make all breadsticks or just half the recipe if you don't want pizza and breadsticks.
- For the pizza I just used a spatula and spread it on a pizza pan. Spray the pan with cooking spray. I baked the pizza crust for about 10 minutes at 375 and then pulled it out and added sauce and cheese (and any toppings desired). Cook the pizza an additional 15 to 20 minutes.
- For the breadsticks I pulled out sheets of tinfoil. One for each breadstick. Spread the dough again with your spatula and use the tinfoil to keep the shape of breadsticks. You'll have to spoon it out and spread it verses shaping it like you would normal dough. We brushed on a little olive oil on top of the breadsticks and then folded the tinfoil up like a tent. Cook the breadsticks at 375 for about 15-20 minutes.
- Pull the breadsticks out and cover with garlic butter sauce and parmesan. (We cheated and bought the butter sauce packets directly from Little Caesars so it tasted pretty close to their Crazy Bread to my daughter. You can also mix 1/4 cup melted butter with 1/2 tablespoon garlic salt and brush that on top. Then sprinkle parmesan as desired.
I know it's been 4 years but I just had to give some feedback as our family loved the end result. This recipe does a pretty good job but it was a tad bland for us so there are a few things that I did to make it more like Little Caesars Crazy bread, which I make at home on a regular basis. I added 1 Tbsp of honey, 1 tsp of garlic salt plus 1 tsp of garlic powder (depending on your tolerance for garlic you may want to omit that last tsp of garlic powder but my 10 yr old loved it). I added an extra 1/2 cup of rice flour to make the dough quite thick and I let the dough sit for 3 hours. Dipping my fingers into olive oil I was able to form the strips without the use of tinfoil 'boats' and just tented tinfoil over the top. I then placed them into a 500 degree oven and baked for about 7 minutes keeping an eye on them the whole time. Last minute or two I removed the tinfoil tent and let the tops crisp up till just a hint of brown was showing then brushed with a mixture of 2 Tblsp melted butter 2 tsp olive oil and 1 tsp of garlic salt and topped with Parmesan cheese. No cracking! I also made pizza crust out of this and it was fantastic.