This gluten-free pizza is 100% the real deal. It has gluten-free pizza crust to die for. On top of that, it tastes and looks and feels like real pizza. There’s no strange ingredients or any complicated procedures. But the result will simply blow you away.
If you ever thought that you wouldn’t or couldn’t enjoy pizza again because of your gluten intolerance then… think again. Because this gluten-free pizza dough recipe is a game-changer.
The perfect pizza crust at home should be chewy and crispy. It should be easy enough to make it on a Friday afternoon before your friends come over for an unexpected visit.
Working with gluten-free flour, we set out to make easy gluten-free pizza dough. There’s no hard-to-find ingredients or overnight rises — just a crust that delivers that satisfying combination of chewy, crispy, savoury crust that we all know and
Ingredients for gluten-free pizza:
- 300g cornstarch
- 170g water
- 30g yeast
- 1 tsp of sugar (or sugar equivalent)
- 1 tsp of salt
- 2 tsp of olive oil
- Combine all the ingredients. We used our mixer to do this but of course, you can do it with your hands.
- When the dough is nicely combined, set aside for about 30 minutes to rise.
- Then roll it using a rolling pin to form a round shape (or any other shape you prefer – you can let your imagination go wild here)
- Now put on top any ingredients you like or fancy. We used some Italian red sauce we have left over from the other day, beetroot and feta cheese (and baked the pizza) then afterwards added some avocado slices, cherry tomatoes and some rocket.
In an ideal pizza, the most important are 3 things: a good dough, a good sauce and a well-set oven. You can really squeeze a lot from a home oven.
You can set the oven to one of three options:
- fan assisted baking,
- baking from the bottom,
- or baking from above and below
- Fan assisted baking works best because the oven reaches the desired temperature the fastest. If you are playing “up-down” or fan assisted baking, put the dough in the middle guides of the oven.
Sometimes, the grill option is also available. We use it when we want to additionally bake a pizza from above.
Temperature settings and baking time
- Set the oven to the maximum possible temperature. The optimum is 230-250 degrees Celsius.
- Preheat the oven for 30 minutes to an hour. This is especially important if you use a pizza stone.
- The pizza should be baked for 5-6 minutes.
- Set a timer and control the pizza every minute. Do not open the oven to check that everything is ok. Just look through the glass 😉
Some good practices regarding baking a pizza:
- For the first few times, you bake a pizza, monitor it every minute. Once you gain experience and know your oven, you will know for how long you need to bake your pizza for it to come out great.
- When the pizza is baked you can … prepare another pizza, which you throw in as you pull the previous one. After a few times, you will be able to prepare another one in just a few minutes, eat a piece of the current pizza and even exchange a few words with your family and find out how it tastes.