Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
From my e-cookbook collection, this looks yummy and interesting. The only ingredient in here that I changed was to use 3 egg whites instead of 3 whole eggs as originally called for-- since you don't need yolks to bind and all. Can use any kind of flour but I think whole wheat or bread flour would add great substance and flavor. (1/3 cup AP flour + 1 teaspoon vital wheat gluten = 1/3 cup bread flour) But the only quirk with this recipe is that unlike flour doughs, you can't bake with the sauce, cheese, and toppings on or else it'll fall apart-- you have to bake this dough first.
- 3 zucchini (about 3 1/2 cups)
- 1⁄3 cup bread flour
- 3 egg whites
- 2⁄3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil (2-3 leaves or 1 tsp. dried basil)
- dried cremini mushroom (my idea, not the cookbook's)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- You need about 3 1/2 cups zucchini-- about 3 medium size zucchinis should do it. Grate it coarsely with a vegetable shredder/peeler, food chopper, mandolin, etc.
- Place the zucchini in bowl and lightly salt then let sit for 15 minutes and.
- squeeze out all the water that is rendered. Roll in a towel and twist.
- again. This is to remove all the water-- if you don't remove the water, it won't bake right.
- Mix with the rest of ingredients in a bowl.
- Grease a pizza stone or 10" baking dish with cooking spray, then place the dough into it.
- Bake at 350F until the top is dry and lightly browned, about 20-30 minutes.
- To eat right away, add your favorite sauce, cheese, and toppings then bake at 350 for another 15-20 minutes.
Great flavor and texture! But not so sure about it being a pizza crust. Used mozzarella and Vegan Pepperoni as our pizza topping. The quizzing dry is a must and the basil and parmesan really shine. The top and bottom both got gold brown and the center stayed lightly moist. Baked in a pie plate as I do not own a pizza stone and even though I sprayed it with cooking spray there was still a little sticking. Made as written and think next time may add just a little garlic, although not sure as we really like the flavor as was. This would be great with just a cheese topping. Did not use pizza sauce and am glad I did not as think it would have over powered the light flavors and would also have made it way too wet. Bottom line yes I will be making again. Thanks for the post.