"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence
Guys! My gluten-free troubles are solved. I’ve long bemoaned the fact that I’m not much of a baker (just too precise and scientific for this cook who flies by the heels of her stilettos) so my gluten issues have really put a cramp on my pizza indulging. I’ve found a handful of local grub spots with gf offerings but sometimes I’d rather stay home and make my own pizza. Enter the cauliflower pizza crust – drum roll please! This pizza crust is so tasty that J asks for it instead of regular glutenous crust, it’s just that good. Plus, it’s easy as pie (pun totally intended). And as a bonus two-fer, I’ll include my pizza sauce recipe.
For Cauliflower Pizza Crust (makes two personal pizzas)
What you need:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Run the chopped cauliflower through a food processor or blender. Pulse to give it a rice consistency and be careful not to blend it to much (or mush, as the case may be). Transfer to a 3 quart pot, drizzle with olive oil, and put on medium heat. Stir occasionally for 8-10 minutes until tender.
Transfer to mixing bowl, combine all remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Grease a large cookie sheet. Divide cauliflower mixture into equal portions and form into pizza crusts on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Spread with pizza sauce (recipe below). Add toppings of your choice (pre-cook any raw meats) and bake for additional 5 – 8 minutes or until cheese melts.
For Pizza Sauce (makes enough for two personal pizzas)
What you need:
What you do:
In a small skillet over medium heat sauté garlic in the olive oil for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add tomato paste, water, and seasonings. Mix well. Reduce to medium low heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add seasonings to taste if needed.
And there you have it! Super easy, super delicious, super-gluten-free-pizza dinner to the rescue. In fact, I think I’ll whip up a spicy bbq chicken pizza tonight!