Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

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This crust can be made thick or thin.  Top it with the Tomato-Veggie Sauce and your favorite toppings for the best homemade GF pizza.  You can also cool these crusts after the “pre-bake” step, wrap, and freeze for a quick and easy meal later on, or Slice into bread sticks and use with any party dip.

Ingredients:

¾ cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Mix
¾ cup tapioca flour
2 tablespoons dry buttermilk powder (or dry powdered milk)
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin powder
1 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 package active dry yeast granules
½ teaspoon honey (or agave nectar)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 ½ teaspoons apple cider vinegar
¾ cup lukewarm water (hot water will kill the yeast!)
Extra tapioca flour for rolling the pizza dough
Ground Brown Rice to sprinkle on baking sheet

MAKES: 1 large, 2 medium, or 3 small pizza crusts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle lightly with ground brown rice.  For a crispier crust, use a pizza stone.

Place all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk until thoroughly mixed together.

Add honey, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil.  Gradually add water.

Mix on high speed for 5 minutes.

Scrape the thick dough on to a large clean surface liberally sprinkled with tapioca flour.

Work enough tapioca flour into the dough so that it can be shaped into a large ball. With a large knife cut the dough in half to make two medium pizzas.  Please note, the key to shaping this dough is to continue to sprinkle the work surface and the dough with tapioca flour.

Shape each piece into a circle making sure to sprinkle enough tapioca flour on the dough and the work surface to prevent it from sticking.

With a rolling pin, shape the dough into circles. Roll thin for New York style pizzas or thick for Chicago deep-dish style.

Carefully place one prepared pizza crust on baking sheet or pizza stone sprinkled with ground brown rice.

Bake the crust for about 5 minutes or until the dough is firm.  Repeat with second pizza.

Top the pizza crusts with the Tomato-Veggie Sauce, and your favorite ingredients

Bake the pizza an additional 8-12 minutes or until done.

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