Pizza Crust I

    Pizza was one of the foods that Rita thought she might never experience again without serious concerns regarding a possible Candida flare up. Web research turned up many versions of pizza crust made with baking powder – most of them are labeled Crazy Crust Pizza. We have gluten-free baking powder in the pantry as well as the ever increasing assortment of gluten-free flours so the experiment began. Once again my dear husband was roped in as taste-tester. He is known within the family for his pizza creations so I knew that if he liked it then we had a real winner.
    How many variations can/should there be for a simple pizza? That seems to vary directly with the number of participants. Rita insisted on ground bison for its grass-fed antibiotic-free lean goodness and we were all in agreement with that. She also wanted grilled onions and we were good with that. I wanted mushrooms and no one else agreed. Rita needed dairy-free but two of us insist on cheese. Fortunately we all know geometry and so boundaries were established on the surface of the crust. The original recipe advises distributing your browned ground meat on the crust before the first trip into the oven. We have tried it both ways with equally good results. It is perhaps a little easier to eat with the meat firmly in the crust.
    In the meantime this is Pizza Crust I – Pizza Crust II experiments will begin soon to reduce or eliminate whole eggs for those of us who monitor cholesterol intake.

Pizza Crust Ingredients:
GF flour blend:
       1/3 cup each of sorghum, white rice, and tapioca flours
       1 teaspoon Xanthan gum
       ¼ teaspoon salt
       ¼ teaspoon GF baking powder
Sift all together until thoroughly blended.

3 eggs + 2/3 cup water (makes 1 1/3 cup total liquid)

Mix flour, eggs and water in a bowl. Beat 2 to 3 minutes with a hand-held mixer.
The batter becomes very light and increases in volume! Grease baking sheet; pour crust mixture onto sheet. Bake the crust for 25 minutes at 425* F. Remove it from the oven.

Add sauce, grilled onions, mushrooms, olives and optional other ingredients.
Cheese may be added if dairy is not a problem. Bake an additional 10 minutes.



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