I’ve always said that I get some of my best blog post ideas from you guys, the readers! I can’t count how many emails I’ve gotten from readers who have taken an idea they saw here on my blog, and put their own unique spin on it.
This was definitely the case with an email we received a few weeks ago from Sandra R. She wrote in to tell us that she used the dough from my favorite gluten-free bread recipe to make PIZZAS. Are you kidding me?! Brilliant! It had never really even occurred to me to use the dough to make something other than a loaf of bread. So let’s all take a second to thank Sandra for taking the time to share such a great idea with all of us. (All together now… “Thanks Sandra!”)
And let me tell you, the homemade pizza we whipped up to show in this blog post was GOOD. The crust was on the thicker side (think Sicilian- or Chicago-style), so I have no doubt that it could stand up to a serious amount of cheese and toppings. So don’t be shy!
Here’s how you can make it at home:
Gluten-Free Pizza (That Doesn’t Suck)
- One prepared batch of gluten free bread dough
- A pizza stone or baking sheet
- Tapioca flour or brown rice flour
- Parchment paper
Spread a bit of tapioca flour or brown rice flour out over a clean, flat surface. Dump your prepared bread dough out onto the floured surface, and sprinkle more flour over the top of the dough. Add more flour as needed until the exterior of the dough is coated and easy to handle. This may take quite a bit of flour, because the dough is really sticky.
Place half of your prepared dough onto a piece of parchment paper, and use your hands to press it out into a round, flat disc. (One batch of prepared bread dough will make two medium-sized pizzas.)
Place the pizza dough (parchment paper and all) onto your pizza stone or baking sheet. Use a fork or knife to poke several holes around the dough, which will help it rise and cook evenly. Bake the dough in a 375F degree oven for about 20 minutes.
Cover your finished pizza crust in sauce, mozzarella cheese, and your toppings of choice. Place it under your broiler until the cheese is melted to your liking, then cut and serve. Delicious!