Introduction: Gluten Free Pizza With a Cauliflower Crust
10-10-13: I would like to thank everyone who voted for my pizza in the Gluten-Free Contest. I received my prize today! This is my very first Instructable, so it was a really cool surprise. Thank you again!
I love pizza and I know quite a few people who love it as well! Too bad it's a little high in calories, but I have a recipe for you that makes pizza a lot healthier. My recipe is also perfect for people with a gluten allergy. Now everybody can enjoy the yummie goodness of this heavenly dish.
The most unhealthy part of a pizza is the crust. It's usually made from wheat flour, but I made an alternative crust that almost has the same texture as a normal pizza crust. The main ingrediënt is cauliflower. Sounds weird huh? It's not at all weird once you taste it. The ingredients are simple and you can find them anywhere. Just follow the recipe step by step for a perfect pizza!
Note: I know the crust contains oatmeal. Oatmeal is a naturally gluten free product. The normal supermarket brands are contaminated with gluten because the oats are processed in factories where wheats are processed as well. There is a variety of gluten free oatmeal on the market. I bought my oats at a health shop.
English is not my first language. I'm sorry if there are any mistakes. Feel free to correct me!
Step 1: Ingredients
100gr/3,5oz Frozen cauliflower
50gr/1,8oz Gluten free oatmeal
1 Ball of mozzarella
100gr/3,5oz Grated cheese
1 Package strained tomatoes
You'll also need a foodprocessor or a blender. Oh, and an oven would be extremely convenient!
I'll leave the topping to you! I used Italian ham, rocket and sour cream.
Step 2: Let's Make Some Pizza!
Preheat the oven at 200 degrees C(400 degrees F). Put the oats in the blender or processor and grind them. Add the cauliflower together with the egg and grind that as well. Next you add the mozzarella and after grinding you add the grated cheese, herbs and salt. Make sure the texture looks and feels 'doughy'. Put some baking paper on a baking sheet and put the 'dough' in the middle. Spread it out in the shape of a pizza. It should be about 1 cm(0,4 inches) thick. Put it in the preheated oven and let it bake for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile you can make the sauce.
Cut te shallot in small pieces and heat up a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan. Bake the shallot for a minute and add the strained tomatoes. Add some salt, pepper and herbs for flavour. Let it simmer until the crust is ready. It should be a nice golden brown colour. Take it out of the oven and spread a thin layer of sauce on the crust. Add some grated cheese while you're at it! You can also put toppings that are suitable for the oven on it. I used toppings that couldn't be baked. Put it back in the oven and it's done after 5 minutes. The crust should glide of the baking paper. All you have to do now is cut it and enjoy it! Completely gluten and guilt free!