Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

To accommodate friends with gluten sensitivities, I started experimenting with gluten-free flours. After some missteps with dough that crumbled apart or relaxed in gummy dismay, I found a winning combination with delectable flavor, tender elasticity, and a crisp crust.

Work out from the middle to flatten the ball of dough.

Work out from the middle to flatten the ball of dough.

Small cracks appear when flattening the dough that, if not mended, expand to massive gorges once it bakes. Push these back together and make a field of cute dimples. A slightly thicker rim helps prevent melted cheese from overflowing.

Add spices that complement the pizza toppings.

Add spices that complement the pizza toppings.

Once baked, the gluten free crust handles refrigeration nicely, taking longer to dry out than traditional awesome pizza crust. Leftovers reheat well and taste fantastic. At the Little House on Pine, we change the toppings with the season, incorporating as much local and backyard fare as possible.

Pizza makes great use of seasonal produce.

Cheddar and Parmesan cheese accents local fare: bok choi, garlic, onion, and bacon.


Pizza makes great use of seasonal produce.
Gluten Free Pizza Dough
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Servings Prep Time
2 9-inch pizzas 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 9-inch pizzas 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 20 minutes
Pizza makes great use of seasonal produce.
Gluten Free Pizza Dough
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 9-inch pizzas 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 9-inch pizzas 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: 9-inch pizzas
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add yeast to warm water; stir if not dissolved after five minutes.
  3. Combine flours, salt, baking powder, and xanthan gum.
  4. Blend in coconut oil, honey, and yeast mixture. Divide dough into two round balls.
  5. Lightly dust a baking tray with corn meal. Flatten each ball into a thin layer, about ¼ inch thick.
  6. Pre-bake dough for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove dough from oven and add sauce and toppings as desired. Return to oven for 10-20 minutes, till the crust appears golden.
  8. Slice and serve.
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