Friday, December 30, 2011
Make your own gluten-free pizza ... sort of
I will admit to everyone I am not a great cook. I can microwave and open cans very well so I have been able to survive so far.
A friend of my mother's gave me a gluten-free pizza kit made by Gallo Lea. The package touted "make a pizza in 30 minutes." Obviously they didn't mean me.
The directions were simple enough, however my technique with dough was abysmal.
After trying to spread quicksand-consistency dough on oily parchment paper for thirty minutes, I finally made a very lopsided pie on the parchment. The dough stuck more to my fingers than onto the parchment. A spoon will help make the edges thicker.
I baked it for 5 minutes, took it out of the oven and precariously peeled it off the parchment. Spatulas are very good for this type of technique.
My pizza now needed sauce and toppings. I thought I'd make it pretty simple and add some mozzarella cheese. (It comes with a pretty good sauce.)
After more baking (5-8 minutes), it sure didn't look pretty but it was rather tasty. My partner Chris thought the dough tasted a bit like refried beans but agreed it wasn't half bad.
I don't think you can get this in Fayetteville but they have a website: http://www.gallolea.com/
May you have better luck than I.
Until then, Bon Appetit!