Pizza is one of the best comfort foods in the world. It is great on a hot or cold day, it can be paired with numerous toppings or eaten relatively plain. It is a universal food and it is almost always a winner.
I found the recipe for the crust on the Wife Mama Foodie blog. I have tried it on 2 separate occasions and each time it has been delicious.
1 cup water or plain milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
1 tablespoon honey
¼ cup olive oil
2 envelopes rapid rise yeast (.25oz per envelope = .5oz or 4½ teaspoons altogether)
2 eggs, room temperature
San marzano tomatoes pureed in the food processor
Cherry tomatoes (if you choose)
Step 1 In a large mixing bowl, combine flours, xanthan gum, and salt. In a small saucepan, heat milk/water, honey, and oil until mixture is very warm, between 105-115 degrees F. Stir yeast into warm milk and then pour mixture into the flour, slowly, while mixing. Add eggs, and continue to mix for 2-3 minutes, until dough is smooth and thoroughly combined.
Step 2 This dough makes two smaller or 1 large pizza. The size will upon how thin or thick you roll the dough. I prefer a thicker crust, so I spread it into a ½-inch circle and roll up the edges to make a rim around the pizza. The dough will be sticky, but should still hold together when pressed. I prefer to use oiled hands rather than more flour to work with the dough. However, if dough is too sticky (won’t hold its shape) you can use a little extra rice flour to form a soft dough. Be careful not to add too much extra or the dough will be tough.
Step 3 With well oiled hands, spread dough onto a greased or parchment paper lined pizza pan or jelly roll pan. Cover dough with a clean kitchen towel and place into a warm, draft-free area to rise. Let rise for 20-30 minutes, until almost doubled in size.
Step 4 Preheat oven to 450- place toppings on the pizza that you desire. Bake for 10-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the pizza.
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