GLUTEN FREE PIZZA BASE WITH TRES ESTRELLAS RICE FLOUR
1/2 cup TRES ESTRELLAS rice flour
1/2 cup chickpea flour or Besan
1/4 cup Tapioca flour
1 cup warm water
2 tsp. dry active yeast
2 tbsp. Olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
CACTUS LEAVES (Vegetarian)
You can replace Tapicoa flour with all purpose flour if its not available. Tapioca flour helps in binding the gluten free dough which is hard to roll.
Method; Warm 2 tbsp of water slightly add sugar and yeast in it. Leave it for 5-7 minutes for the yeast to bubble.
Take a large vessel, add flour and salt in it. Mix thoroughly.
Make a well in the flour and pour in the active yeast mixture and rest of water in it. Mix slowly with hands to form soft dough.
Smear your hands with the oil and rub it around the dough and slightly knead it. Repeat the same process using the 4 tsp. of oil in the recipe. Knead the dough several times on a large board. The dough will be sticky, smear oil on your hands or use extra flour on board and keep kneading for 10 minutes.
Place the dough in another vessel brushed with oil and cover with a cling foil or a wet cloth. Let it rise for one hour or till it doubles in size.
Divide the dough into two and shape in a large circular disc. Keep it thin or thick as you desire. I like thin crust and roll the dough using my rolling pin to make it almost paper thin. It rises a little again when baked.
Use Pizza stone if you have or a baking tray to bake the pizza. Baking stone get evenly heated and provides perfect heat for the base to cook. If you are using a large baking tray sprinkle a little cornmeal flour before placing the pizza base.
Bake the crust for 5 minutes in a preheated oven at 200°C. Take out from the oven and let it cool slightly and use for making assorted Pizza.
The dough will not rise as much, but the base comes out crispy and tastes good.
Take a Pizza base and brush it with Olive oil and spread the tomato sauce generously over it. Add veggies of your choice. Colored bell peppers CACTUCS LEAVES Strips, fresh corn kernels, olives, mushrooms, peas go well with vegetarian pizza recipes.
I stretched the base in my rectangular baking tin (above picture) to make a single serving Pizza for the whole family and also to reduce time by baking multiple Pizzas.
Method; Heat oil and add tomatoes cook for 2-3 minutes on high heat. Add salt, pepper and herb of your choice. Mash the cooked tomatoes with a spoon. Spread it to base
Sprinkle dry herbs of your choice and 2-3 tbsp. of Olive oil over the Pizza. Bake it at 200°C for 15 minutes.
Add grated Pizza cheese which melts well such as Mozzarella cheese and bake again for 3-4 minutes till the cheese starts to melt. Sever hot.
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