Homemade Pizza & Sauce (GF version)
Whether you struggle with Celiac’s Disease, gluten sensitivity or intolerance, or just want to switch up the pizza game (I will also link the regular gluten pizza version here), homemade pizza is a FUN and delicious way to spend an evening. I was always jealous of couples who could be cheesey and make heart-shaped pizzas on Valentine’s day - where I would need 2, one gluten-free and one regular. I also am sick of ordering personal sized gluten-free pizzas that break the bank. THIS VERSION is super easy and so yummy compared to most restaurant pizzas I have purchased.
First up… Prepare the DOUGH:
2 cups of GF all purpose flour (other websites I looked at called for multi-purpose flour which might give better rise in the dough)
1 cup of warm water
2 teaspoons activated yeast
1.5 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Directions: Add yeast to the cup of warm water and let "proof" for ~5-10 minutes until it is dissolved and creates a foam look. Mix together dry ingredients and create a well in the mixture to pour the activated yeast and water mix. Stir the dough for about 5 minutes until it is a play-doh texture - should be smooth feeling. Let sit in the bowl covered with plastic for 30 minutes (can sit for longer while sauce is still simmering).
While it is proofing, start making the SAUCE:
28 oz can of San Marzano tomatoes
Seasoned with salt, pepper, oregano, and 3 cloves of garlic
Cook slow and low for about an hour
Next up - time to COOK: Preheat oven to 550F and place dough in pan or pizza stone with some flour underneath. Add toppings and cook for about 15-20 minutes.
The FLUFF FACTOR on the dough is what sold me….