I made this pizza and the Grain Free Cheesecake for my sister’s eighteenth birthday. My Mom doesn’t eat dairy, and my Dad doesn’t eat grains or sugar, so it doesn’t have anything in it. Since I couldn’t find a recipe for a grain free yeast pizza crust online, I made my own. It rose really well and resulted in a great meal.
Note: Cook this pizza crust slightly longer than you would cook your average pizza crust; the almond flour takes some time to cook through all the way.
Note 2: The honey does not make the yeast proof as well as sugar does, so a thin foamy layer on top of the water means the yeast is fully ‘proofed’. This will take about fifteen minutes.
Note 3: If you don’t eat dairy, just don’t top the pizza with cheese.
4 ½ cups almond flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
½ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons yeast
½ cup honey, melted
½ cup warm water
½ cup oil
¼ cup warm water
Grease two large baking sheets with oil or butter, heat the oven to WARM.
Combine all the dry ingredients in the bowl of your electric mixer.
In a separate bowl, combine the yeast, honey, and warm water. Allow to proof (How to Proof Yeast).
Combine the oil, eggs, and water in a small bowl while the yeast is proofing.
Add the wet ingredients and the proofed yeast to the dry ingredients and blend with the electric mixer until combined. The dough will be fairly sticky, but this is all right.
Put one half of the dough on each baking sheet, and spread it out with a rubber spatula until the pan is covered. Use the rubber spatula to form crusts at the sides.
Put the crusts in the preheated oven. Let sit for about five minutes on warm, and then turn the oven off completely. Let the pizza crusts sit for forty-five minutes. Don’t open the oven in this time, in order to keep the heat in the oven.
Top with your favorite toppings and cook for forty-five minutes at 350 degrees F or until the crusts are brown and firm. Below is my family’s topping recipe. If you don’t eat dairy, omit the cheese.
2 pounds ground beef
2 cans tomato paste
½ cup water
2 tablespoons pizza seasonings
1 can of olives
1 red or green pepper
1 large block mozzarella cheese (optional)
On the stove, cook the ground beef, then add the tomato paste, water, and pizza seasonings. Turn the stove-top to warm and let the sauce sit until you are ready to use it. If you won’t be using it within three hours, refrigerate.
While the ground beef is cooking, chop up the olives, pineapple, and pepper. Place each in a separate bowl and let sit until use. Grate the mozzarella cheese.
When the pizza crusts have risen, spread the sauce onto the crusts, then add the olives, pineapple, and pepper. Sprinkle on the cheese, if using.