Testing Cookbook Recipes–Pizza

I need help. I am working on putting a gluten-free cookbook together as part of my graphic novel project, ASHES: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL. If you are able, please test the following recipe and comment your results. Did it work? Did the recipe make sense? Thank you!

Pizza Crust

Two crust options. I like both, and add Italian Seasoning and garlic to the dry ingredients.

Option One:

2 cups Namaste Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour
1 cup tapioca starch
1 tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
2 TBSP white sugar and 1 TBSP white sugar, separated
1 TBSP yeast
¾ cup warm water and ½ cup warm water, separated
1 TBSP olive oil

Preheat oven to 350.
Grease pizza baking stone or pan with oil. Optional: add a dusting of cornmeal.
Add yeast to ¾ cup warm water. Add 1 TBSP sugar and stir. Let it sit. If the yeast is not reacting with the sugar or making crackling noises, then the yeast is bad. I use a jar and keep it in the fridge. Because I use yeast for a lot of baking goodies, it doesn’t take me six months to go through it.
Combine flour, starch, salt, baking powder, and 2 TBSP sugar.
Create a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.
Add olive oil and ½ cup warm water. Stir.
Add yeast mixture.
Bake for 23 to 30 minutes.
Then add toppings. Let cheese melt and it’s ready to enjoy!
I like using La Rosa’s jar of pizza sauce or just spaghetti sauce with mozzarella cheese. Add whatever toppings you like.


Option Two:

Mix French Bread/Pizza Mix
3 ½ cups Namaste Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour
2 ½ cups Tapioca Starch
2 TBSP Almond Meal
½ cup White Sugar

For Crust:
1 ½ cups French Bread/Pizza Mix
3 TBSP Almond Meal
¾ tsp Italian Seasoning
½ tsp salt
Optional: Garlic Powder
2 ½ tsp yeast

2 eggs whites (or 1 egg)
1 ½ TBSP olive oil or vegetable oil
½ tsp rice vinegar
¾ cup warm water

Preheat oven to 400.
Grease pizza baking stone. Optional: add a dusting of cornmeal.
Mix dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix wet ingredients in another bowl.
Mix dry and wet ingredients. Add more water to get a firmer ball of dough.
Using a spatula, spread the dough on the baking stone. Push the dough higher on the edges so the sauce and toppings don’t fall off.
Rise for 10 minutes and bake for 10 minutes. Add toppings and bake until cheese is melted. Enjoy!


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