Gluten Free Pizza – at last!

By 21/05/2014Food, Health

Enjoy a light, healthy pizza – made from scratch in less than half an hour.

Many people are turning to a gluten free diet, regardless of whether they are coeliac or not.  Some people have food intolerances, some people aren’t sure if they do or not, and others feel that it is simply a healthier diet.  Gluten is not the enemy, but I am a believer in whatever works for you.  Many people feel less bloated eating gluten free options, and I definitely prefer to eat gluten free pasta and pizza.

This pizza is so quick and easy to make, and can be put together with very few ingredients, most of which you should have in your cupboard.

Ingredients:
100g gluten free flour
olive oil
3g quick action yeast
tomato paste (you can make your own with chopped tomatoes, salt, sugar, olive oil, or just use a jar).
50g mozzarella
toppings of your choice (in this recipe I have used parma ham, artichoke hearts and basil).

1. Make the dough

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Mix 100g flour, a drizzle (about 1 tbsp) of olive oil, 3g yeast, and a dash of ground salt and pepper.  Add some warm water to create a dough that binds together, then work with it on a floury surface.

2.  Create the pizza

Flatten the dough out into a pizza shape on a baking tray (make sure you spray some oil on the tray first).  The base must  be thin so that it cooks equally throughout.  Leave the base to rest for 10 minutes.

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Spread some tomato paste evenly onto the base.

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3. Top and bake

Add your toppings as required, here I have used shreds of mozzarella, parma ham, sliced chilli and artichoke hearts. I always add basil, as it goes so well with the tomato and mozzarella, and season with pepper.

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Pop in the oven at 200° for about 10-15 minutes until it is crispy and golden.

Enjoy your delicious, homemade pizza.  This is a wonderful meal in itself, or double the quantity and create a sharing platter for a move night in.

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