Simple Gluten Free Brown Rice Flour Pizza Dough

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I’ve been picking up cheap 24 oz bags of gluten free brown rice flour at Target lately — Bob’s Red Mill is on sale for $2.51 through 4/12/14, so just $1.51 with the $1.00/1 printable coupon here. $1.51 a bag is a a great deal for a gluten free flour, so we’re going to be finding some things to do with rice flour over the next few months here. Up first: Pizza dough. I started poking around online and found that most rice flour pizza dough recipes called for a blend of 4 or more  different flours, plus Xanthan gum, plus sometimes yeast. Well, I had none of those things on hand, so decided to scratch up a simpler cracker crust recipe with what I had in the house already.

This Simple Gluten Free Rice Flour Pizza dough recipe made a single thin cracker crust pizza (no yeast = flat crust!) and turned out slightly nutty and dense, very definitely a whole grain taste. I thought it was good as is, but the grown-ups in this house liked it better than the kids. I mean, not that they didn’t EAT it — we’re talking pizza here, after all! But it probably tasted just a bit too healthy for them… 😉

So I think next time I might add in just a little sugar or honey, and perhaps also mix in a little white rice flour to lighten it up a little.

Simple Gluten Free Rice Flour Pizza Dough

Ingredients

1 cup brown rice flour
2 eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
pinch of sea salt
minced garlic
additional olive oil (for brushing)

Directions

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In a food processor, blend eggs, rice flour, baking powder, flax seeds, olive oil, sea salt, oregano, and basil until a soft dough forms.

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Roll out your dough between two pieces of parchment paper, or on a silicon non-stick baking mat under parchment paper. Note that it will be VERY sticky. Parbake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes.

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Brush parbaked crust with a little olive oil and minced garlic, then add sauce and other toppings of your choice. Increase heat to 400 degrees and cook another 12 minutes, until tops are nicely browned.

Pizzas

Here, we did half with cheese, pepperoni, and chopped black olives for Mr. 7, and half with no cheese, spinach, pepperoni, and jalapeños for Dairy Free Junior High Guy. Since the crust itself is dairy free, the whole pizza is optionally dairy free depending on the toppings you choose.

That was easy

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That’s it — super simple brown rice flour pizza dough. You can see we ended up with a thinner more cracker-type crust here, but it held up well to the toppings.

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Simple Gluten Free Brown Rice Flour Pizza Dough
 
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Recipe type: dinner
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp basil
  • pinch of sea salt
  • minced garlic
  • additional olive oil (for brushing)
Directions
  1. In a food processor, blend eggs, rice flour, baking powder, flax seeds, olive oil, sea salt, oregano, and basil until a soft dough forms.
  2. Roll out your dough between two pieces of parchment paper, or on a
  3. silicon non-stick baking mat under parchment paper. Note that it will be VERY sticky.
  4. Parbake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes.
  5. Brush parbaked crust with a little olive oil and minced garlic, then add sauce and other toppings of your choice.
  6. Increase heat to 400 degrees and cook another 12 minutes, until tops are nicely browned.

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