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I have a love for cooking and want to explore all the possible facets of it. Leave no stone unturned so to speak.

I am Vegan and love all types of vegan cooking.

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Gluten-Free Pizza

Another play date for Dylan and a chance to try and make some good Gluten Free food. It is very difficult to make vegan gluten free but you can if you experiment with a lot of combinations however today, I was not going to be eating the pizza so I did not make it vegan, just gluten-free.

This actually turned out quite nice, Dylan and his two friends really enjoyed it (Belle prefers the vegan not GF pizza) but everyone ate and was happy. The dough did not rise as I had expected it to but I am going to try this again on Sunday and add 2 tsp baking powder to it to see if this helps. I was looking for more of a deep dish pizza instead of the flat pizza that I ended up with. It was good but not as fluffy as I wanted. I will post again if this experiment works out.

Of course for Dylan, it was just cheese (marble cheddar cheese grated) but for the rest of the world you can add anything you like, I have made a few suggestions below. Belle’s favourite is the Wild Mushroom, Garlic and Thyme Vegan Pizza I make all the time. It is a standard in this house and I add peppers, sweet and hot, sweet onions and anything else I can think of to it just for fun.

Gluten-Free Pizza

2 tbsp corn meal
1 cup brown rice flour
1/3 cup potato starch
2 tbsp plus 2 tsp tapioca flour
1 tsp Guar gum
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1 1/2 tsp rapid rise dry yeast mixed with 1/4 cup hot water and let sit for 10 minutes
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp hot water

Toppings:
113 ml basic pizza sauce (or anything you like)
Regular or vegan cheese, grated
Mushrooms, onions, red or green peppers etc, julienned or anything you like

  1. Spray a pizza pan or baking sheet with vegetable spray and sprinkle with corn meal.
  2. Combine the rice flour, starch, tapioca flour, guar gum and sea salt in a large bowl. (you could add garlic powder or onion powder as well)
  3. Add the olive oil and water to the yeast.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and with electric mixer, mix on high for 2 minutes.
  5. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet or pizza pan and spread out with a spatula (dipping in water to prevent sticking).
  6. Cover the dough and let proof for 30-40 minutes.
  7. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. with rack in lower third of oven.
  8. Bake the pizza for 15 minutes.
  9. Add toppings and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  10. Enjoy

Gluten Free Cheese Pizza

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