If you’ve never made gluten free dairy free pizza before then you’re in for a surprise. This gluten free pizza recipe with no yeast can be made in minutes with store cupboard ingredients.
The story behind the recipe
At the weekend I decided it was finally time for another attempt at a gluten free dairy free pizza to see if my kids would eat it.
Previous attempts had involved ready made bases (which I thought were lovely) but which the children turned down and refused to eat. This time I thought I would make my own base.
One of the reasons my daughter doesn’t like pizza is because she doesn’t like cheese (which is handy at the moment since we are trying her on a low dairy diet )
I therefore promised her a no cheese pizza with olives on.
Now if you remove cheese from a pizza and use a white flour blend for the base you are going to end up with a pretty nutrition-devoid dinner.
My answer was to create the base using my wholegrain gluten free flour blend and to make the tomato topping with ‘hidden’ butter beans. Both a source of protein and fibre along with lots of other micronutrients.
How do you make a pizza without yeast?
Most traditional pizza recipes contain yeast which is a problem if:
a) you are short of time or
b) you are intolerant of yeast (which I was for a long time when I suffered with candida).
This thin crust pizza dough recipe without yeast uses bicarbonate of soda for a slight rise. But don’t expect something light and fluffy like you get with a yeasted dough. This is a thin crust dough after all.
How can you make a gluten free dairy free pizza?
I hear you!
Doesn’t pizza by its very nature include gluten and dairy?
Well yes it does. But that never stops me.
With our daughter on a gluten and dairy free diet I didn’t want her to miss out on pizza so I created this version.
The base is made with my wholegrain gluten free flour blend. I created this specifically because I couldn’t find a decent blend on the market that could be used in all my baking.
I also wanted a blend that contained important nutrients. Something that is hard on a gluten free diet.
I chose naturally gluten free teff, sorghum and buckwheat as my wholegrain flours and combined them with a little tapioca and potato starch. This created a blend that could be used to make everything from bread to cakes, biscuits to pasta.
And of course, it contains all important fibre to feed your gut microbes. This is something that I have a keen interest in as more and more research shows the importance of our gut health on our physical and mental health.
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Gluten Free Dairy Free Pizza
- pizza base ingredients
- 225 g Free From Fairy plain gluten-free flour
- 1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tsp xanthan gum - or 1 tsp psyllium husk
- 1 medium egg
- 40 ml olive oil
- 70 ml water
- For the pizza sauce:
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes
- 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 clove garlic - finely chopped
- Oil for frying
- 200 g butter beans - drained and rinsed
- 1 tsp pesto - make sure it's dairy free if you want a dairy free pizza
- For the base:
- Mix together the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl
- Mix together the egg, olive oil and water in a measuring jug
- Add the 'wet' ingredients to the dry and mix together until you have a dough that looks like 'normal' bread dough. I left this to rest for approx. 30 minutes at room temperature while I made the sauce but I am not sure if this is necessary.
- Once you are ready to roll out the bases, put flour on a clean tea towel and place half the dough on top. Carefully roll the dough out to the desired size...I made mine very thin, you could make them thicker but smaller!
- Once rolled place an oiled baking tray or pizza tray on top of the base, flip it over and use the tea towel to ease the base off onto the tray...sounds tricky but it really isn't!
- Alternatively, place the dough onto a baking tray lined with reusable silicone and roll out before topping
- Repeat with the rest of the dough. Viola! Pizza bases ready for their topping...
- To make the pizza sauce:
- Place a little oil in a saucepan and add the chopped garlic. Cook for approx. 1 minute over a low heat making sure it doesn't burn
- Add all the other ingredients
- Using a handheld stick blender, blitz the mixture until smooth
- Cook for approx. 5 minutes to heat through
- Spread generously on the pizza bases, then top with whatever ingredients you like...avoiding the cheese if you have cheese haters or people intolerant to dairy, or vegans! Alternatively you can use vegan cheese.
- Cook at 240 degrees for 8-12 minutes until it gets to your desired crispness!
- Serve with some veges of some sort!