Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pizza

Note: this recipe has been modified from original to meet paleo standards.

Ingredients
Crust:
1 1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 cup + 2 Tbs warm water
2 tsp honey or organic coconut sugar
2 Tbs olive oil
1 large egg + 1 large egg white

Topping:
Fresh tomato sauce
Oregano
Olive Oil
Olives
Fresh mozzarella (optional)

Directions
Add yeast and honey to warm water, stir until combined and let it sit for 10 minutes.
In a bowl of an electric mixer stir tapioca, coconut flour and salt together add olive oil, keep stirring for a couple of minutes, add egg plus egg white.
Add the yeast mixture to the dough and mix at low speed till well combined and smooth.
Let the pizza rise in a ceramic or glass bowl for 1 hour or longer covered with plastic wrap in a warm place.

Preheat oven at 400 F.

Roll (with a rolling pin) the dough evenly between two pieces of parchment paper greased with olive oil, then place into pan.

Poke some holes with a fork to the bottom, drizzle with a teaspoon of olive oil.




 Bake for about 10 minutes or until the dough looks golden in color.


Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.  Add toppings and bake for 15 more minutes or until toppings are cooked.
Remove from oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before cutting.  Makes one 12" round pizza.  Enjoy!


3 comments:

  1. Just discovered your blog today because a friend of a friend posted your cinnamon rolls on Facebook. I am just starting the Paleo diet to help me with my Crohn's disease. Super excited to find your blog and really excited to try your pizza crust this week! Thanks!

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  2. Hi,
    can I just omit the Xantham Gum or does it have any special effect on the doughs consistency? In my opinion Xantham gum is not paleo, but I would love to try the recipe. Can I also use fresh yeast (not the dry one)?

    Nadine

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  3. Hi Nadine,
    Good point!
    Xanthan gum is used to blend and keep the ingredients together but you can substitute it with 1/4 cup of flax seed meal instead. I usually omit the flax meal because I don't like the flavor but I'm going to try making this pizza again without xanthan gum or flax meal... I'll keep you posted on how it comes out! Hope this help!

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