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)
- 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.
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.
This recipe is very good for a 'thin and crispy' pizza base. For a more doughy base try Chewy Gluten-Free Pizza Crust. For the yeast I put in 2 1/4 teasps. For metric cookers, I turned the FF oven to 200C and cooked the pizza base for 10 mins before adding the topping. I also added the liquid mixture to the flour mixture, instead of the other way around. It seemed to combine more easily this way. Altogether, a hit with ALL the family.
I used 1/2 cup rice flour and 1/2 cup garfava for the all purpose flour and light bean flour. I did not use any egg. I upped the oil to 1 tablespoon and just added added 1 tablespoon of water more. It came out thin and chewy. I liked it. I baked it for 10 min. then topped it. I don't like bready pizza so this was really good.