When we found out Jamison was allergic to gluten, we had to learn a lot of new things. One of his main food groups was bread. On top of being a picky eater, his diet consisted mainly of meat, potatoes, and some form of bread. We go through stages where we make a lot of homemade pizza, so that was one of the first things we tackled on the gluten free path.
At first we tried a few homemade gluten free crust recipes. None of them really were that great. Then for a few years we used King Arthur Flour’s gluten free mix, which is pretty good, but when I found Namaste’s Perfect Flour Blend and we haven’t looked for another variety. It’s perfect for gluten free! I’ve made his pizza crust, cinnamon rolls, and yeast rolls with it, and they’ve all turned out very well. I highly recommend this blend.
When Jamison first had to go gluten free, the ingredients were grainy and lacking. That slowly has begun to change over time and this blend is one of the most regular flour like things I’ve used. If you’re allergic to gluten, or eating gluten free, this is the pizza crust for you!
What You’ll Need:
4 cups of Namaste Perfect Flour Blend
1 tablespoon of organic cane sugar
1 tablespoon of yeast
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1/4 cup of olive oil
2-3 cups of warm water
In a large bowl stir together the flour blend, sugar, yeast and sea salt, until will mixed. Add olive oil and 1 cup of the water and begin to mix. Keep adding water until a shaggy dough forms and all the flour is incorporated. As with things of this nature, you may need some, or all of the water. It differs from time to time, based off of humidity, etc. and once in a blue moon, you might even need a bit more water than what is listed above. Listen to your dough.
Once the dough looks like the picture above, you can let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour, or you can use it immediately.
I usually use a half sheet pan for Jamison’s pizza. When you’re ready to make your pizza, preheat your oven to 425 F and spray your baking sheet (and your hands) with some nonstick spray before you spread your dough on your baking sheet:
Top with your favorite toppings and bake for 15-20 minutes in a preheated oven until edges are golden brown.
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