Its not that warm here for outdoor grilling parties yet. So I have been whipping up a Pizza or 2 every now and then. Using wheat bases for some and trying out gf bases for some. The ones on this post are all glutenfree. Some were made a few weeks back and some recently. I thought I will put up a post with the pictures that I had.
The pizza bases in the pictures uses the White Oat loaf or Focaccia dough(both are almost similar doughs). It can also be replaced with my rustic wheat pizza base or the Everyday sandwich loaf dough. for a with gluten version.
GF yeast doughs do not necessarily need 2 rises. But when using oats, the dough is much more predictable after the first rise. Oats absorb a lot of the liquid content and you can adjust the dough if it is too dry or too watery after the first rise. If less water was used, then the dough before the first rise will look like it is wet, but on baking will give you a dryer and more crumbly result. See White Oat loaf for the recipe and details.
One of the toppings not pictured, that gets quickly put together, is a delicious garden veggie thin crust with my rustic wheat crust or a gf crust, made to about a few mm thick, brushed with olive oil and loaded with some of our balcony garden veggies, like Spinach and basil, then loaded with sliced large tomatoes, onions and some chili flakes, salt and cajun spice. Baked for 12-14 minutes and eaten within 2!
Yes, I do overuse my parchment. those sheets can last you forever if they dont tear.;)
This one below was a gf White Oat crust. the dough recipe will yield 2 8 inch thin crusts. The dough patted thin after the first rise, and loaded with Kadhai Tempeh(Tempeh and bell peppers in tangy tomato gravy), 1 Tablespoon grated ginger, then baked in preheated 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes. Then topped with fresh cilantro before serving.
You can top it with veggies or any other thick curry too.
The one below is the gf Focaccia dough. The dough will yield about 1 fat 10 inch base. After the first rise, the sticky dough is patted onto parchment with oiled hands and then topped with the red Lentil hummus, grape tomatoes and basil/cilantro. Let the dough rise with the toppings for 10 minutes before baking it in a preheated 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes. To reduce the browning on the edges, spray some water only on the edges before baking.
Top with nutritional yeast, chili flakes, fresh herbs of choice before serving.
Soak 1/2 cup red lentils for half an hour(You can skip soaking since red lentils do cook quite quickly). Drain the water
Cook in about 1 cup of water covered pan for 15 minutes on low-medium or 1 pressure cooker whistle.
The lentils should be tender but not entirely mashed, Add 2 cloves of garlic to the hot lentils and let sit to cool a bit. (the garlic will loose some of the raw smell this way if you dont like the raw garlic)
Add to blender,
cooked lentils and garlic cloves
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds or tahini
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika or cayenne or to taste
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1-2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
2/3 teaspoon salt or to taste
Blend to a smooth paste, taste and adjust salt, spice and use.
This Pizza post is being shared at Hearth and soul blog hop, Slightly indulgent Tuesdays., Made from scratch 19, allergy free wednesdays. Ricki's wellness Weekend, Susan's weekly yeastspotting
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