Recipe by paulamonster
You will not believe this pizza crust is gluten-free. It has a fantastic texture, you can pick it up and it doesn't fall apart, and it's easy to make! It's based on a recipe in a Bette Hagman gluten-free cookbook, I don't remember which one. I just tried it for the first time tonight, and I'm so excited with how it turned out, I just had to share it. (btw, I used chana flour for the bean flour, that's chickpea or garbanzo flour)
Top Review by Chef Marie in Portland
this recipe was great for a wonderful thin-crust pizza! i baked it for 10 minutes before adding toppings and found that the edges got a nice crispiness by the end of the cook time. i made this pizza crust several times, substituting differing flours and coming up with a new result each time. if you sub the 3/4 cup gf flour for brown rice flour and the 1/4 cup tapioca starch for potato starch and let the yeast/sugar water combo set for about 5-7 minutes, you'll get a thicker, more pliable crust that i was able to mold the edges of into a lovely deep dish style crust.
- 3⁄4 cup gluten-free flour, mix
Bean Flour Mix
- 1⁄4 cup light bean flour or 1⁄4 cup dark bean flour
- 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
- 1⁄4 cup tapioca starch
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1 package yeast
Directions See How It's Made
- Spray a baking sheet or a 15 inch round pizza pan with vegetable oil.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the gluten free flour, bean flour, corn starch, tapioca flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt.
- Set aside.
- In a larger mixing bowl, place the oil, egg, vinegar, and 1 tsp sugar.
- Measure the water and add the rest of the sugar to it.
- Drop in the yeast to dissolve.
- Beat the egg-oil mix slightly, adding the yeast water.
- Beat in half the flour.
- Stir in the remaining flour and beat until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and spread, allowing the edges to stay slightly thicker.
- Spread on your pizza sauce and add the toppings.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.