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 Cheeseburger Pizza

Pizza Dough. Great tasting gluten free pizza dough. Gluten free pizza dough that makes the whole house smell like fresh baking. I think I may have found a good one. On Friday I posted that I have been making a lot of sauces lately, one of which was barbecue sauce (that will be posted next week) and for supper tonight I thought I would experiment with a yeast pizza dough and make a cheeseburger pizza.
To me, homemade pizza is a quick and easy last minute supper. If I have not taken any meat out of the freezer, I can easily whip up a pizza out of ingredients I have in the fridge. I am happy with the quick rice flour pizza dough I had already posted, but again, wanted to play with a yeasty one.
This recipe makes 2, 12 inch pizzas. Well tonight there was only my son David and I, so I baked the other dough for 10 minutes in the oven and will freeze it for future use.
Yep, that easy.

Gluten Free Yeast Pizza Dough

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca starch
  • 2/3 cup potato starch
  • 1 tsp psyllium husk powder*
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp unflavored gelatin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups milk heated to 110 degrees

Instructions
 

  • Mix dry ingredients all together in a stand mixer.
  • Heat milk, and add milk, oil and eggs to dry ingredients. Mix well and then beat for 1 minute.
  • Divide dough into 2 portions and place dough onto 2, greased 12 inch pizza pans.
  • (I was only making one pizza so I did one pizza dough on parchment lined pan and one on a reg pizza pan. The parchment lined pizza went on a pizza stone after an initial cooking phase)
  • Wet your hands to spread pizza dough.
  • Allow dough to rise in a warm location for 30 minutes (I warmed mine in the oven)
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Pre-bake your crust for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Go ahead and top with various toppings and bake for another 15-20 minutes.
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Gluten free girl, Shauna recently wrote that adding psyllium husk powder helps for gluten free recipes. Psyllium is high in fiber, bulks up in water, provides structure, and holds moisture in the crumb for gluten free baking. I found it did help the dough hold its shape better.

Gluten Free Cheeseburger Pizza

Ingredients
  

  • Lean sirloin hamburger (1/3-1/2 pkg)
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • Sliced red and yellow pepper
  • Homemade barbeque sauce (recipe on future post)
  • Buffalo wing hot sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella and sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Fry up hamburger and shallots in a frying pan.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Top pre-baked pizza dough with barbeque sauce.
  • Top barbeque sauce with buffalo wing hot sauce (amount varies depending on your spice level)
  • Top with cooked hamburger mixture.
  • Top with peppers and then top with shredded cheeses.
  • Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes.
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