QUICK & EASY GLUTEN FREE PIZZA

 
 

When the craving for pizza strikes, no-one feels like waiting around for kneading and rising dough.

This recipe is quick and easy to prepare, and ready in no-time. And the best of all - completely gluten-, lactose- and sugar free. Keep in mind that coconut flour is quite filling, so for something lighter check out our thin crust recipe.

Serves: 2

 
 
 
Pure South Press Avocado Oil Pizza Gluten Free Recipe
 
 
 

Ingredients

80g coconut flour
1 tbsp psyllium husk (or 1 tsp xanthan gum)
2 eggs
4 tbsp unsweetened soy or almond milk
2 tbsp South Press Avocado Oil
½ tsp salt
black pepper, to taste

Method

For the pizza base:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 5.

  2. To make the base weigh out the coconut flour, psyllium husk (or xanthan gum), salt and pepper.

  3. In a separate bowl beat the eggs, milk and oil. Add the liquid to the flour mixture and combined with a fork. The mixture should form a slightly sticky dough, so if it’s too dry add a little bit more milk. Form dough into a ball and place in the fridge for a few minutes while you prepare the baking tray.

  4. Next line a tray with baking paper. Place the dough in the middle of the tray, and roll out with a rolling pin. Make sure to dust the rolling pin with some coconut flour to stop the dough from sticking. I’ve also used my fingers or the back of a spoon to flatten the dough towards the edge of the tray into an oval shape - about 5mm (1/5 in) thick.

  5. Place tray in the oven and back for 15 minutes or until golden.

For the topping:

While the base is in the oven, make your tomato pizza sauce.  Heat a drizzle of avocado oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the tomato paste, and once lightly frying, add a the tin of tomato, herbs, salt and pepper, along with half a cup of good red wine (or water). Reduce for 15 min, stirring from time to time, until you have a thick tomato sauce. It can’t be runny, otherwise it will keep the base from getting nice and crispy!

Preparing your pizza:

Once golden, get the pizza base out of the oven and cover in a generous layer of sauce. Add more toppings of your choice. Here we used a delicious Italian buffalo milk mozzarella for a creamy, low-lactose option. Make sure to dry the ball of cheese well before adding to pizza. 

Bake for a further 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbling. Serve with an extra grind of black pepper.