Friday, January 16, 2009

GLUTEN FREE PIZZA







Yes, I have posted about gluten free Pizza before, but I know that a good GF Pizza is one of the most missed comfort foods by Celiacs every where. So let me inspire you. Again.

An important trick I found about home baked Pizza, regular or GF, is heat. The higher the better. In a good commercial oven the heat can reach 1000 degrees and it only takes 2 minutes to bake a good Pizza.
Well, no household oven will reach that but mine goes to 500. It was enough.

Parchment paper helps to make the bottom crispier. Why? I have no idea, it just does. Please let me know if you know why. If you have Pizza stones, even better.
I used Victoria's gluten free Pizza shells, at the Calgary Italian store I found a new sauce imported from Italy with whole cherry tomatoes. They are sweeter than regular ones and burst with flavor when you bite into them.
Add fresh Mozzarella, Salami and Ham. Spicy peppers for me, more plain for Isabella and the girls.
Unless you enjoy charred herbs, add the fresh basil after baking the Pizza.
Finish off with some olive oil and it's all ready to eat. Go make some gluten free Pizza this weekend.
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10 comments:

Success said...

Very nice blog.
Great pictures. Wow...

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Keep blogging.
Good luck.

ellorneo said...

I just had pizza for dindin, but it sure wasn't celiac. IT was good though, not delivery, but delissio. I am looking to make my own thin crust recipe for homemade pizza, and Mr. Alton Brown has taught me a few tricks to making good crust. Thanks for the tip about parchment and high temps, I will definitely use that next time.

H.Peter said...

Hi Lorne,

Delissio is a good brand actuallyu for a frozen Pizza.

But once you get started, you never go back....

my hint for real Pizza dough, replace half the liquid asked for in the recipe with beer....extra yeast and flavor!

GFE--gluten free easily said...

I usually make a flourless GF pizza (the crust is made from eggs, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese), but these look fabulous! I love a little cornmeal dusted on a traditional pizza crust like the ones you used.

The big news around the GF forums for those of us in the U.S. is that Uno's now offers GF pizza (cheese and pepperoni) nationwide. I know it won't be as good as yours, but I am anxious to try it. Just going to a restaurant and ordering it will be fun. The ones near me don't offer GF beer to go with it though. No matter ... I never drank beer with my pizza anyway. I just inquired for the other folks in my support group.

I'm going to the grocery store tomorrow. Maybe I'll buy the ingredients for my pizza. DH would be happy!

Shirley

H.Peter said...

Yes, I read about UNO marching into the minefield of GF Pizza crusts.

I find it fantastic as Pizza is the NUMERO UNO comfort food in the world. They are setting the bar for other chains to come along and do something for Celiacs.

My Pizza's are not that extra special, but I do believe in good limited toppings. As with some other global foods, Pizza has become as individual as cookies. Everybody has a different favorite place or topping.

Mind you though, a good Neapolitan thin crust, wood oven baked Margaritha with Anchovies and fresh basil is very very hard to beat. See? I have a favorite. What's yours?

GFE--gluten free easily said...

Sorry for the delayed response ... I have different favorites. For years, it was pepperoni, then it was plain cheese, then back to pepperoni, and lately it's one with fresh veggies (onion, mushrooms, etc.). At UNO on Monday I had the pepperoni (two choices: cheese or pepperoni) and it was very good. :-) I had a GF pizza in Fairhope AL last April in a small restaurant that was an offshoot of the health food store next door. It was "to die for" ... sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, a white sauce, etc. I salivate just remembering it. LOL

Shirley

thewholegang said...

Wow, your pizzas look better than my son's pizza from zpizza.

http://thewholegang.typepad.com/blog/2009/04/gluten-free-pizza-from-zpizza.html

I need to find out more about your pizza crusts. They look like something I could really enjoy. Do you ship and do they contain rice?

Jeremy said...

One of my colleagues is a celiac sufferer who gets celiac shock to even consuming small amount of gluten. He must be happy to have this enormous pizzas . Though he does not have to remove oats from his diet.

Chi-Pie said...

Hey - Chicago's Pizza announced this week that they have Gluten-Free Pizza Crust. They have 5 locations on the north side with a couple of the locations full restaurants with liquor, party rooms and everything. According to the press release, http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/vnn/1597584904.html the owner has perfected the recipe and says their stuffed deep-dish pizza has been named 4 times best pizza in Chicago. The Italian menu is extensive and vegan and kid friendly too! Pastas, sandwiches, salads, The best part is even if you don’t live on the area you can stock up on the famous Chicago style stuffed pizzas frozen. Now wheat allergy sufferers can heat-and-eat Chicago’s Pizza anytime right from their own freezer. They have great premier pizzas but you can call in your custom order and they will make you frozen pizzas to take home and cook when every you want, exactly with the topping you want. Ha-Ha! It even makes a Great Gift from Chicago! And did I mention they deliver till 5am. Every day! Here’s the url to the press release. If you order from their Italian kitchen on-line http://www.chicagos-pizza.com you get FREE soda!

David said...

Hummmmmmmmmm..... this is looking so good.......I am loving it........
Thanks for the recipe.......:)
Gluten Free