Feeling inspired a few weeks ago I made my first gluten free pizza, using the Gluten Free Squash Bread recipe as the gluten free pizza base. Using this recipe also means the pizzas are not only gluten free, they are yeast free too.
Gluten free pizza recipe:
- 1 small butternut squash or other variety
- 300g Gluten-free flour
- 2tsp gluten free baking powder
- 1tsp herbs
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp tomato puree
- herbs to taste
- 2 chopped tomatoes
- salt and pepper
Optional topping ideas: thinly sliced peppers, buffalo mozzarella, parma ham, thinly sliced chillies.
Place squash in oven on a baking tray and roast for 45 mins until very soft.
Whilst the squash is cooking you can make the pizza topping, which is a simple tomato sauce. combine the puree, herbs, chopped tomatoes and season to taste. Chill in the fridge until ready.
Once the squash is ready, remove from oven and cool.Peel the skin and remove the seeds from the squash. Transfer to a bowl and mash well. Season to taste. You will need around 375g of squash for the ingredient rations above, so adjust ingredients where required so as not to waste any squash.
Add the flour, gluten free baking powder and herbs to the squash and mix well. Add mix to a food processor and blend. Add in olive oil and enough water to make a doughy texture (65ml water). Remove mix from food processor and place on a lightly floured board and knead until soft and spongy. Adding a little more oil or flour to get the right texture.
Once the dough is ready shape into small ball. On a floured board flatted the dough ball to make a pizza base. Top each small pizza with a spoonful of the tomato topping and then any of the optional toppings. N.B You do not need cheese to make a pizza dairy free ones taste great too.
Once the bases are prepared place the gluten free pizzas on a baking tray for 20-30mins, 200c or gas mark 6.
Give them a try these gluten free pizzas, are really simple and tasty too. Love to know what you think and any topping suggestions.