Gluten Free Pizza Dough

gluten free pizza dough recipe
Fall has arrived in Calgary.
It is one of my favorite times of year for you feel like baking, the leaves are changing colors, thanksgiving is coming and of course it is pumpkin time.
This week is yyc pizza week in Calgary and I was asked about 6 weeks ago if I would participate in a Calgary blogger challenge.
This would be my first participation in a blogger competition and I was both excited and nervous. I knew I would make a gluten free and dairy free pizza but I also knew I had not developed a really good gluten free pizza dough recipe yet.
This was my challenge!
I started by working on a gluten free naan dough recipe. Naan is a leavened flatbread mainly used in Eastern households and is a thin dough that is typically cooked in a frying pan.

gluten free fried naan
gluten free fried naan



I was very pleased with the gluten free naan that I had made but felt the dough might work even better as a pizza dough.
I set out to play in the kitchen with this new dough recipe and was thrilled with how it turned out.
Is PIZZA a staple in your house?
Did you give up on gluten free pizza once you couldn’t have gluten anymore?
Well you are in luck. This pizza dough recipe is really good and I know you will love playing with this dough at home.

This recipe is also dairy free. To be clear, dairy free to me is NOT using cow milk. I have 2 kids who cannot do milk dairy but they can do goat and sheep. If you cannot tolerate sheep and goat you can feel free to substitute the non-dairy product of your choosing.

gluten free pizza dough recipe
gluten free pizza dough recipe
gluten free pizza dough recipe

Gluten Free Pizza Dough

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups gluten free flour blend (I like to use Sobeys Compliments gluten free flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup goat milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup very warm water
  • 1 tbsp very warm water

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor, process the gluten free flour, sugar, baking powder and yeast.
  • Add the goat milk and eggs and process til mixed.
  • Add the oil and warm water and process.
  • Stop once the dough has formed into a ball.
  • *Depending on your altitude and humidity you may need to add a bit more warm water if dough is dry or a bit more gluten free flour if dough is too runny.
  • Lightly dust your countertop with gluten free flour.
  • Drop dough onto floured surface and play with it for a bit to form into a nice ball.
  • Lightly grease a glass or ceramic bowl.
  • Place dough into bowl.
  • Cover with saran wrap then a tea towel.
  • Place bowl in a draft free location and let rise for 1-2 hours.
  • Divide dough into 2-3 pieces and roll out onto a piece of parchment paper.
  • Pizza Dough
  • Place pizza stone in oven.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Once oven is hot, take pizza stone out and quickly place the parchment paper topped pizza dough on it.
  • Quickly put stone back in oven and cook rolled dough for 7-8 minutes.
  • Remove cooked crust and top with all your favorite pizza toppings.
  • Again, do as quickly as possible so that stone does not cool down too much.
  • Put back in oven and bake pizza for about 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy!
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gluten free pizza dough recipe

Gluten Free Nut Crust

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Spring has finally arrived in Calgary and with that comes a feeling of newness, of change, of growth and for me happiness. It’s been a long winter here again and when the weather finally breaks I just want to be outside all the time.
I want to smell the grass growing again, see the tulips coming up from the earth and witness everything being “born” again in Calgary.

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If you follow me on Facebook you will see that I am learning to run now. I am an avid walker and last year averaged 20,000 steps a day.

You can also follow me on TwitterPinterest and Instagram.

That’s 2 1/2 hours of walking every day or about 20 km. It was a ton of walking!
And while I still love to walk, I found my weight loss had plateaued and I needed a boost in my workouts. I started with a personal trainer 3 days a week and he has me lifting weights and is showing me that I am stronger than I think.
I truly love it!
Don’t tell Kyle though or he will get me huffing, puffing and sweating more.
With spring here Kyle put me on a running program and I started off with just 5 minutes of running, 1 minute of walking for a bit and now I am able to run 6 km.
We took it slowly and I have discovered that I like to run. It is really difficult at times but I feel really proud of myself when I accomplish a goal.


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Have you started exercising this year?
Are you challenging yourself to try new things? Let me know in the comments below.
The recipe I am sharing with you all is a gluten-free nut crust. This gluten-free crust is super easy to make and what I love about it is that all you need is a few cups of nuts, some sugar and a bit of butter. I use vegan butter now because I am trying to make recipes dairy free also.

Gluten Free Nut Crust

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup melted Earth Balance vegan ‘butter”

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a food processor add pecans, almonds and salt and pulse until nuts are evenly ground.
  • You don’t want the nuts ground into a fine dust.
  • Add the brown sugar and pulse 2-3 times.
  • Add the melted butter and pulse a few times until mixed.
  • Divide the nut crust into 8 large ramekins and press down evenly.
  • Bake in oven for 15 minutes, or until slightly golden.
  • Remove from oven.
  • At this time your are free to fill your crust with whatever filling you like. (I made lemon meringue tarts with mine!)
  • Enjoy!
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gluten free nut crust recipe
gluten free nut crust recipe
gluten free nut crust recipe


Gluten-Free Pie Crust

gluten-free-pie-crust

gluten free pie crust recipe


Thanksgiving is right around the corner here in Canada and I thought I’d get 5 new recipes out to you this week.
Through the years I have made my share of thanksgiving desserts, but one dessert you cannot have it seems is pumpkin pie.
I decided to make a simple gluten free pie crust using Robin Hood’s new gluten free flour. Why use Robin Hood gluten free flour blend?
It is readily available in most grocery stores and is not overly expensive compared to other gluten free flour blends.
This recipe makes enough for a single crust pie and is quite easy to make.


gluten free pie crust recipe
gluten free pie crust recipe
gluten free pie crust recipe

Gluten Free Pie Crust

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cup Robin Hood gluten free flour blend
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cold lard
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 8 tbsp cold water

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl whisk the gluten free flour blend, arrowroot starch, xanthan gum and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to a stand mixer.
  • With machine running on low, cut up lard and butter into small squares and add to dry ingredients.
  • Do not overmix.
  • You are looking for the dough to have pea sized pieces in it.
  • Sprinkle 1 Tbsp of cold water over flour mixture and blend on low.
  • Repeat moistening flour with 1 Tbsp of cold water at a tie until all the flour mixture is moistened.
  • For me that took 8 Tbsp of water.
  • Remove dough from bowl and roll into a ball.
  • Cover with plastic wrap until ready to use.
  • I roll my gluten free pie crust dough on a sheet of parchment paper.
  • This way I am not adding too much flour to the dough when rolling.
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Gluten-Free Thai BBQ Chicken Pizza

gluten-free thai chicken pizza


Do you love pizza?
Well, I do.
In fact, homemade pizza is a go-to, last minute, forgot to take meat out, oh my what to make for supper option.
I’ve posted a few recipes for gluten free pizza crust on my site:

gluten-free thai chicken pizza
gluten-free thai chicken pizza
gluten-free thai chicken pizza
gluten-free thai chicken pizza
gluten-free thai chicken pizza

I also have gluten free pizza crust recipe that I like to use from the cookbook Cooking for Isaiah by Silvana Nardone.
I think it is good to switch things up sometimes. That also happens if you realize you have run out of rice flour and/or eggs. I like to have a few good options available to me, so that I do not feel frustrated. With switching things up in mind, I wanted to try a new gluten free pizza recipe.
I knew that my hubby wouldn’t love this pizza, he likes a simple ham and pineapple pizza but really a pizza that uses regular pizza sauce is his preference.
There is nothing wrong with that, and most of the time I follow that guide.
While, sneaking in things like baby kale, proscuitto and buffalo mozzarella.

When my kids were teenagers we used to eat at Boston Pizza a lot, one of the boys favorites was a thai chicken pizza.
I thought I’d experiment with those flavors while of course, making it gluten free.

The crust I used for this pizza was my gluten free quinoa pizza crust but what I think is also important is sharing my how-to techniques I use to make a great gluten free crust.
A pizza stone for me is a must. It’s not about buying the most expensive one, it is just about using a pizza stone.
You also must preheat your pizza stone in the oven before adding the crust.
That to me is extremely important and then thus leads to a great pizza crust.
So here is what I do for pizza crust:
I preheat the pizza stone in a 425 degree oven while I am making the dough.
I cut a large piece of parchment paper the size of the pizza stone and roll the dough on the parchment.
Remove stone from the oven and place the parchment/dough on the stone.
Put the stone back in the oven and bake for 8 minutes.
Carefully remove the parchment from under the semi-cooked dough.
Bake for another 3-5 minutes, depending on size of your pizza.
Remove pizza dough from oven and quickly spread sauce plus toppings/cheese on pizza and bake in oven for 10-15 minutes.
Remove cooked pizza from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
When I follow these techniques I find now that I have the best gluten free pizza crust.
Now that you have the techniques for making a great gluten free crust here is the recipe for the Gluten-Free Thai BBQ Chicken Pizza.
Give it a try, I really enjoyed the twist on flavors.

Gluten-Free Thai BBQ Chicken Pizza

Ingredients
  

  • 1-2 cup leftover cooked chicken meat, shredded
  • 4 tbsp thai sweet chili sauce
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 tbsp  sriracha
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1-2 cup shredded mozzarella

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Follow techniques as stated above and prebake your pizza crust.
  • In a small saucepan on low-medium heat combine the chili sauce, peanut butter, grated ginger, honey, curry paste, sriracha and coconut milk.
  • Stir and turn down heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Spread thai bbq sauce over the pizza crust.
  • Top with shredded chicken and carrots.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle the peanuts plus the bean sprouts over the pizza.
  • Slice and serve!
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Gluten Free Millionaire Squares

Gluten-Free Millionaire Squares Recipe


I apologize if anyone is on a strict diet for my next 3 recipes. It is Christmas baking time and I’ve been trying recipes that are over the top decadent.
It’s been really fun for me playing in the kitchen lately. When else but in December can you get free rein to include sugar, chocolate and butter into baking.
We all have gatherings, functions and parties that we will attend and I wanted to provide recipes that you can make and share with your friends and family. (And, while you’re sharing your delicious treats with friends, make sure to tell them about Wheat Free Mom!)
I’m always working hard to ensure that it tastes really good. As always my biggest thrill is when, after having a bite, the remark is “Gluten Free? Really?” Or even better not asking if it is gluten free and assuming it is “regular.”
My next two recipes will be for a traditional homemade chocolate fudge and a 3 layer brownie, so make sure you subscribe to not miss out get these delivered to you without any hassle.
This recipe for millionaire squares and the others for the fudge and brownies will make you very popular.
Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Millionaire Squares Recipe
Gluten-Free Millionaire Squares Recipe
Gluten-Free Millionaire Squares Recipe
Gluten-Free Millionaire Squares Recipe
Gluten-Free Millionaire Squares Recipe

Crust

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sweet rice flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp potato starch
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9 x 9 square with parchment paper.
  • The crust recipe was originally for butter tart squares, however for this recipe, please bake for 20 minutes.
  • Here it is for your convenience:
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Base

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sweet rice flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp potato starch
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9 inch square pan with parchment paper, allowing extra to spill over the sides.
  • In a stand mixer, beat butter until fluffy.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine rice flour, tapioca starch, brown sugar, potato starch and xanthan gum.
  • Add dry ingredients with the butter and mix until crumbly.
  • Press into baking pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove and cool.
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Caramel Filling

Ingredients
  

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan on medium heat, heat sugar and butter until melted.
  • Add the can of condensed milk, stir to combine and bring to a boil.
  • Stir continuously and let boil for 1-2 minutes until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and pour over cooled crust.
  • Let cool in refrigerator for an hour at least.
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Chocolate Topping

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp swerve sweetener or regular icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp pure dark cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl add chocolate chips and butter and microwave for 30-45 seconds until all is melted.
  • Stir well.
  • Add swerve sweetener or icing sugar plus dark cocoa.
  • Heat in microwave for a minute.
  • Remove, stir til smooth and add vanilla.
  • Spread warm chocolate over caramel layer.
  • Return pan to refrigerator and let cool for an hour.
  • Enjoy!
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