This Gluten free pizza crust recipe was developed by a customer determined to bring light and hope into the lives of our gluten free customers. Without a delicious crust, pizza is a disappointing experience. Certainly, many people cutting gluten from their diets, despair of ever enjoying true pizza magic. Well, we are here to put those fears to rest. After some trial and error, this dedicated home cook has created a wonderfully chewy and tender gluten free pizza crust, which she has graciously allowed us to post for all of you.
Sherry's Gluten-Free Pizza Crust
1 cup warm water, about 110F
1 tsp sugar or honey
1 ½ tsp instant yeast
1 ¼ cup Pennyweight Gluten-Free Pizza Flour Mix
¼ cup almond flour (if you need nut free add ¼ more flour mix)
1 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp salt
1 Tbsp psyllium husk powder
2 Tbsp olive oil or canola oil
1. Combine the warm water, sugar and yeast in a glass-measuring cup. Whisk to combine.
2. While the yeast is proofing for 3-4 minutes, combine the flour mix, baking powder, salt and psyllium husk powder in the bowl of a stand mixer or using a hand mixer.
3. With the mixer running on low, slowly add the yeast mixture and oil. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for 3-4 minutes.
4. Using an oiled spatula, press the dough off the sides into a ball. It will be very soft and sticky. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
5. Preheat the oven to 410F. Oil a 12-inch round pizza pan. Using oiled or wet hands press the dough into the pan. The dough will be very soft and wet hands will help you to spread it out. The dough will shrink slightly as it bakes, so press the dough as thin as you can to cover the pan. Let rise for another 10 minutes.
6. Bake with nothing on it for 15-20 minutes. It should brown nicely and you should be able to lift the crust now to check the bottom. Remove from the oven and add your desired toppings. Bake for another 10-15 minutes depending on your toppings. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing.
Notes: The almond flour adds the great colour to the crust and without it will likely not brown as nicely. The psyllium husk is a binder in this recipe and is what helps give the crust a soft chewy texture. All of the ingredients required to create this gluten free crust can be found at Pennyweight Market! Enjoy!