No Grain Pizza Crust

I’ve been working on the pizza crust recipe and have made a few modifications since we first posted this recipe at http://www.foodismedicine.org/pizza.pdf

Here are the modifications with the full crust recipe below the changes:

1/2 cup bean flour

1/2 cup ground flax meal (I’ve omitted the coconut flour and increased the flax meal – I’ve found that the flax holds the bean flour together much better)

I’ve also been using milk instead of water.

Here’s the new crust recipe:

 

 

No Grain, No Yeast Crust:

Depending upon your grain sensitivity and health condition (like insulin resistance or diabetes- for some people the grains in the tortilla could spike blood sugar) you can make your own crust. (this step takes an extra 10 minutes of preparation)

 ½ cup bean flour (Bob’s red mill makes garbanzo bean flour)

 ½ cup flax meal,

 ½ tsp. salt

 1 tsp. baking powder

 1/3 cup milk

 1/8 cup olive oil

 

1. Mix ingredients with fork.

2. Knead on floured (use the bean flour) counter just until workable and spreadable, about 2 minutes. It will get “sticky” so sprinkle extra bean flour on the dough and /or your hands so it won’t stick to your fingers.

3. Put on pizza stone or stainless steel pan or glass baking dish and spread out until thin – this part is really important – if it’s too thick it will be cardboard like and too dry.  I use my hands and fingers to keep spreading it out.  Since it is sticky, I keep adding more flour to my hands.  The thinner the better; you should spread it to approximately fit a 9 inch by 14 inch pan.

4. Bake for 5 minutes and remove from oven; and spread with about a tablespoon or 2 of olive oil – this helps with keeping it moist.

5.  Add sauce, cheese, toppings and bake till bubbly.

 

I hope you enjoy it; please let me know how yours comes out by posting comments and if you have any modifications that can make it even better!

 

Thanks!

Dr. Mary

 

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