Wanna know one thing I really miss? Pizza. Homemade pizza to be exact. Ever since I recieved the results of my Celiac disease testing, I have not indulged in a good homemade pizza. Why, you ask? Good question.
Living gluten-free really isn’t all that bad at all. I quite enjoy experimenting with recipes and different gluten-free flours and shenanigans.
The only downside of Celiac is going out to eat and being “that bitch” who orders everything “on the side” and “without this and that” and requests a gluten-free menu or ingredient list.
Little do they know that I’m really not trying to be a pain in the ass, I just want to be respectful and not have to clog up their septic systems or paint the walls with the elegant shade of my vom. Cause we all know how cute and ladylike that is 😉
Anyways, lastnight I recruited my Bob’s Red Mill soy and brown rice flour and told them to make me a dang pizza, and here’s how it went down –
Gluten Free Pancake Pizza Crust
1/4 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup soy flour
1 egg + 2 egg whites
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp each garlic + basil
pinch of salt + pepper for fun
Preheat oven to 375 degrees, grease small cookie sheet
Grease a medium-sized pancake pan and heat skillet to medium heat
Combine dry ingredients and mix well
Combine egg + oil and slowly mix into the dry ingredients until a pancake-like batter forms and pour that mess onto the skillet
Cook each side as you would a pancake, about 2 min each, until golden brown on each side, don’t burn the sucker!
Remove from skillet, add pizza-like toppings and bake for about 10 minutes – and voila – you’ve got yourself a personal pizza. This recipe is pretty “doughy” so maybe if you cook the pizza in the oven for a little longer it’ll crisp up 🙂 give it a whirl – experiment! Experimenting is fun! Just don’t start a fire and blame it on me.
I topped mine with Laughing Cow, pizza sauce, sliced mozzarella and a turkey dawg!
Had some eggplant fries on the side as well, super easy to make!
Just slice up your eggplant in fancy fry-like shapes, soak em in warm salt water (to rid the eggplant of bitterness) for 10 minutes, dry them off, toss them in olive oil and salt
Then bake them at 400 degrees (varies for each oven) for about 15-20 minutes, and peek on them every 10 minutes or so.
They should be crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside 🙂 and 110% awesome.
They’re really good dipped in ketchup, too 😀
Sorry for such a quick post – I have weekend things to get into 😉
What is your favorite “veggie” fry? Or do you just like plain French fries?
Any sweet weekend plans?
Peace and love.