as a former (and temporarily current) vegan and trying to eat gluten-free for a while, a lot of the foods i eat have quotation marks around the recipe title…one of the things i want to make soon is “apple pie” with “ice cream”; i can’t help but laugh, but hey, if they make me healthier and taste okay, nothing wrong with some punctuation in my food. last time i went gluten-free, i avoided things that resembled bread, but after a week of sales conference i was willing to give just about anything for pizza, a bagel, a sandwich, or anything resembling bread! all of the pre-made crusts that i found had eggs and/or milk, so it was decided that i would make my own. i am technically not supposed to have tomatoes, but a tiny bit every once in a while should be okay. i usually make my own sauce, but i am still incredibly exhausted and making the dough was as far as i was willing to go. thankfully, i found a recipe in which i just had to throw the ingredients in a food processor and they came together on their own.
i am ashamed to say that i was so tired and delirious that it took me a lot longer than i am willing to admit to figure out why the food processor wasn’t working at first. the container didn’t seem to be locking in to the base, so i hit the start button to see if it was in well enough…but the blade was barely spinning. i was on the verge of tears when i realized that there is a pin inside the lid that needs to push into the cylinder in order to make it spin. i guess this is a safety precaution so that people as tired and clumsy as me don’t chop their fingers off. thank you, good people at oster– while you did make me think i was going crazy, you may have saved my digits. and yes, this is the same food processor that i always use, i guess i just never tried to turn it on before putting the lid on before. oops.
back when i was vegan, the vegan cheeses out there were awful. i mean AWFUL. apparently things have come a long way, because daiya is a dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free “cheese” product that melts just like regular cheese. i never really liked real cheese (in the past few years i have taken to mozzarella, cheddar, and parmesan, but still sparingly), so it didn’t bother me too much that there weren’t good options out there before, but i figured i would give this a whirl since i heard great reviews. i must say that it melted quite nicely, but i am still not sure if i like the taste. when the “pizza” first came out of the oven i wasn’t too keen on it, which i think was because the yeasty-ness hadn’t calmed down yet. as leftovers, i seemed to enjoy it more… not sure if that is because it is better after settling in, if it just grew on me, or if i was so desperate to like it that i convinced myself it was okay. in any case, while it isn’t as good as real pizza, it will work for now.
|Combine yeast, sugar and water in a large bowl and let stand about 5 minutes. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl. Add egg and oil to wet ingredients, then add dry ingredients. Mix with a blender for a minute, adding a teaspoon of water if dough moves up beaters. Scoop onto greased pizza sheet. Wet your hands with water and spread dough over sheet and smooth. Cover with favorite sauce and toppings. Bake at 425�F for 15-20 minutes.
*Eggless Option: Combine 1 Tb Flaxseed Meal + 3 Tb Water. Let stand for 2 minutes, then use as egg.
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