Whether you have a medical condition that prevents you from eating gluten or you just think gluten-free is healthier, making gluten-free pizza ensures you don’t have to live without one of life’s greatest dishes. Here’s how you can whip one up quickly and easily.
What you need for 1 pizza
- 450g of gluten-free flour
- 300ml of warm water, around 45°C
- 10g of yeast
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- ½ teaspoon of baking powder
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Your choice of pizza sauce, cheese and toppings
How to make it
1. Before you start preparing the dough, preheat your oven to 200°C and leave your pizza stone or baking sheet inside to heat up. This will ensure you get the perfect crispy crust.
2. Mix the yeast with 180ml of warm water and leave it to activate for 5 minutes. Halfway through the setting time, add 1 tablespoon of sugar.
3. Next, mix the gluten-free flour with the rest of the sugar (2 tablespoons), the salt, and the baking powder until everything is well dispersed.
4. Use your fingers to make a well in the middle of your flour mixture. Pour the yeast and water into this well, then add the rest of the water and the olive oil. Stir using a wooden spoon until it comes together in the form of a dough.
5. Carefully remove your baking sheet from the oven. Place your ball of dough on the top and flatten it into a round pizza shape. Work from the middle outwards for the best results.
6. Pre-bake your pizza crust in the oven for around 25 to 30 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when it looks dry.
7. Remove your crust from the oven and add your pizza sauce, desired toppings and a generous helping of cheese. Dairy-free cheese works just as well here.
8. Return to the oven and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes. When the crust is golden and your cheese is bubbly, the pizza is ready. Serve hot.
Or get it delivered
Of course, if you’re already craving a pizza now and you don’t want to wait, you can always order your gluten-free goodness from Madrinaa Italiano or Plank Sourdough Pizza. Both have plenty of gluten-free pizza topping options available so you won’t have to compromise.