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Traditional Thick-Crust Pizza Recipe
GF Recipe Summary
Gluten-Free Traditional Thick-Crust Pizza: A wonderful traditional raised pizza crust with thick bread-like outer crust edges — both dairy-free and gluten-free, with great taste and texture.
This is bound to become a favorite pizza crust recipe once you try it. View the pictures below to see what the crust looks like both inside and out. It is a yeast-raised dough type of pizza crust that produces a wonderfully thick bread-like outer edge crust, just like you would get at a pizzeria - but glutenfree. It holds up very nice, and when finished with your favorite sauce and toppings, it is oh so good! For pizza sauce, you can use either bottle, your own version, or Laura's Pizza Sauce recipe (in our recipe library). The taste and texture are very close to the real thing.
Gluten-Free Recipe Card and Pictures
1¼ Cups Cornstarch ¾ Cup Millet Flour 2 Cups White Rice Flour ¼ Cup Teff Flour 1½ Tablespoons Xanthan Gum 1½ Teaspoons Salt ¼ Teaspoon Dried Oregano ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder 1 Package Active Dry Yeast 1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar 2 Tablespoons Sugar 1 Tablespoon Honey ⅓ Cup Vegetable Oil 2 Eggs 1 Egg White 1¾ Cups Warm Water (110-115°F)
Yield: dough for two 12 inch round pizzas.
Place Cornstarch, flours, Xanthan gum, salt, oregano, garlic powder and yeast in mixing bowl; mix. Add, vinegar, sugar, honey, oil, eggs, egg white and lastly the warm water; mix. Increase mixing speed to high, and beat for 4 minutes.
Coat your pizza pans with cooking spray. Dough will be a bit difficult to work with (sticky). Work the dough out as best as possible with a spatula. Next, spray surface of pizza dough with cooking spray (very light coating). Finish spreading the pizza dough out with hands — if still to sticky, try using a small piece of parchment paper or wax paper sprayed with cooking spray to help spread the dough. Form the dough around the edge of the pizza thicker than the inner region in order to create a nice edge / crust.
Allow to sit in a warm, dry location (free of drafts) covered loosely with plastic wrap for 40 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375°F and pre-bake crusts for 20 minutes.
Remove pizza crusts from oven. Increase oven temperature to 400°.
Add pizza sauce, cheese and any other desired toppings to the pizza crusts and then place back in oven for an additional 20 minutes (note: if using sausage or other raw meat, it should be precooked before adding to pizza).
Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before cutting. Your wonderful and delicious gluten-free pizzas should look something like this: