If you’re a celiac or gluten intolerant, having a strict gluten-free diet doesn’t have to mean missing out on traditional Italian pizza, just how every Italian’s nonna makes it.
If you’re looking to make traditional pizza which goes with all your favorite toppings, then this easy-to-follow recipe will help you deliver classic pizza straight outta Naples which everyone will love.
Which gluten-free flour?
Gluten-free flour is usually made up of a combination of flours which can include chickpea flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, cornflour and fava bean flour. Here we suggest a gluten-free flour which includes, an all-purpose gluten-free flour as well as white rice flour, brown rice flour, tapioca flour and xanthan gum. If you want to make it yourself here are the quantities we suggest.
- 3 cups gluten-free flour
- 1 cup white rice flour
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 3/4 tsp xanthan gum
Our pizza base recipe is suitable for vegetarians and vegans too.
At Gluten Free 4 U, we understand it can be challenging having different dietary requirements. We provide recipes for all who are dairy-free, egg-free, vegan or vegetarian. Our gluten-free pizza base is vegan. There’s no dairy, animal products and no eggs. So you can enjoy pizza as glorious as if you were eating in on a checkered tablecloth on the Amalfi coast without needing to worry. Oh, and don’t forget to make it for your family and friends too, because they’ll never know the difference.
- 3 cups gluten-free flour blend (as above)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp of baking powder
- 3 Tbsp sugar (divided)
- 1 Tbsp yeast
- 1 1/4 cup warm water (divided)
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- Olive oil spray
- 2 x small bowls
- 1 x whisk
- 1 x wooden spoon
- 1 x pizza stone
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees
- In a small bowl, combine yeast and 3/4 cup warm water. The water needs to be warm but not hot, or it will destroy the yeast. Let it sit for 5 minutes to activate. Sprinkle in 1 Tbsp of sugar a few minutes into the activating yeast.
- In a separate bowl, combine gluten-free flour blend, salt, baking powder and remaining 2 Tbsp sugar. Whisk these until well combined.
- Make a small hole in the middle of the dry mixture and add the yeast mixture. Add olive oil and additional 1/2 cup warm water before stirring.
- Stir it all together until well combined, using a wooden spoon
- Lightly coat pizza stone with olive oil spray and plop your dough down in a ball. Use your hands (and a little rice flour if it gets too sticky) and work from the middle and push to spread and flatten the dough out to the edge of the stone and make sure it’s thin.
- Put the pizza in the oven to pre-bake for roughly 25-30 minutes, or until it starts to look dry.
Please note: Cracks may appear, but it’s normal.
- Remove from oven and add your desired pizza toppings.
- Place back in the oven for another 25-30 minutes
Cut immediately and eat.
Gladly, it reheats well the next day in the oven or microwave.
Gluten-Free Pizza Bases Available In-Store And For Home Delivery
Not quite the pizza maker? Or if you need to save some time, then you can order our gluten-free pizza bases online and get them delivered straight to your house.
Pizza bases are available with yeast, and we have a yeast-free option too.
Visit us and get your yeast or yeastless pizza bases today.
If you’re in Melbourne or Brisbane, you can pop into your nearest Gluten Free 4 U bakehouse for freshly baked pizza bases and any of our other goodies.
If it’s something specific you’re after we suggest to call in to confirm which products we still have available because they sure do run out the door quickly.