Crispy Thin Crust Pizza


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"My grandson, David, loves pizza. This pizza is much like the pizza you would find at your local pizza restaurant offering gluten free pizza, but better."

Serves makes 3 12"-14" pizzas | Prep Time 20-30 minutes | Cook Time 10-12 minute bake time

Why I Love This Recipe

David enjoys having his friends over for overnights. Teen boys love pizza. I make individual pizzas and everyone can top their own before we bake them. Everyone is happy.


Ingredients You'll Need

Pizza Crust:
1 ½ c. very warm water (if water has a sting to it, it’s too hot
1 T. sugar
1 ½ t. salt
2 T. olive oil
½ c. + 1 T. egg whites (whites from about 4 eggs)
2 T. active dry yeast
2 c. white rice flour
1 c. tapioca flour
1 T. zanthum gum
1 t. vinegar

Toppings:
1 ½ c. pizza sauce (more to taste)
3 c. of mozzarella (or combination of Italian cheese of choice)
meat and veggies of your choice (cooked)
garlic salt to taste
oregano to taste
hot pepper to taste
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Directions

Put hot water in the bowl of a stand mixer and start on low. Add sugar, salt, olive oil, andegg whites. Beat a minute. Add yeast and beat. Turn off mixer and add flours, zanthum gum, and vinegar and stir by hand until moistened. Then beat for a minute. Place 1/3 of dough on an oiled pizza pan, preferably with holes in it. Oil your hands and beginning in center of dough, use your hands to spread dough into a 12"-14” circle. Repeat with remaining dough. Let rise while your oven or grill is preheating. Preheat your oven or grill to 500 F- 600 F. I use my natural gas grill because it will reach a temperature of 600 F. When hot, put the pizzas in the oven or grill, close the door and leave for about 3 minutes on the grill or about 10 minutes in the oven. Check to see if browned and crisp. When brown and crisp, not too brown because you will be cooking it again after adding toppings, remove from oven or grill and place on a wire rack to cool before adding toppings. Putting on a rack ensures no moisture forms under the crust which will make it soggy. When cool, turn it cooked side up, again you will be adding toppings to the cooked side in order to keep the pizza crisp. Add your toppings, then return to oven or grill for another 5-10 minutes or until browned on bottom, crisp, hot, and melty. Serve immediately. Once toppings are added, you can freeze the pizza to cook when you want pizza;. Since it is frozen, it will take longer to cook. Watch carefully so as not to burn the bottom.


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