Pizza crust

Pizza crust

Multiple times I have bought the ready made gluten free pizza bases in the super market and to my disappointment found that (like many other gluten free products)… they taste a bit like card board. So, I was mightily pleased when I found a homemade recipe which was delicious. I adapted this one from Wheat Belly to be diary free as well.

1 1/2 cups ground almonds (almond meal)
1/4 cup chana (chickpea) flour
1/4 ground flaxseeds (linseeds)
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 eggs
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil or other oil
1/4 cup water

Mix almond meal, chana flour, flaxseeds, onion powder, garlic powder, xanthan gum and salt in a bowl. Stir in the eggs, oil and water and mix thoroughly. Spread a large sheet of parchment paper on a baking tray /pizza sheet. Place the dough on the parchment paper and lay a second sheet of parchment paper on top of the dough. Flatten with a rolling pin into desired size (depends on how thick you want the crust). Then remove the top layer of parchment paper and use a utensil to form a crust edge. Bake for 20 minutes at 175C. Then throw on your favorite toppings and pop back into the oven for 10 minutes.

I make several of these crusts at the time to pop in the freezer for those long days where there is little time and no energy to cook.

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