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!

1 comment:

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I am going to buy my sister some Gluten Free pizza for her birthday. Hopefully she will have better luck. Here is a recipe she made for me on my birthday. It was delicious. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/garbanzo-bean-chocolate-cake-gluten-free/detail.aspx