Gluten Free Pizza


For the pizza crust
3 cups (420 g) Gluten Free Bread Flour, plus more for sprinkling

4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons (28 g) extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon (21 g) honey

1 cup (8 ounces, by weight (or 8 fluid ounces)) lukewarm water

For the pizza
1 cup tomato sauce

1 pound (16 0z) freshly grated mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons (28 g) extra-virgin olive oil 

The How to Bit 

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the bread hook place the flour blend, baking powder and salt, and whisk to combine well.
  2.  Add the olive oil, honey, and water, and mix on low speed with the dough hook until combined.
  3.  Raise the mixer speed to medium and knead (or mix) for about 5 minutes. The dough will begin as a rough ball and become very sticky but should be smooth and somewhat stretchy
  4. Spray a spatula lightly with cooking oil spray, and scrape down the sides of the bowl. 
  5. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with an oiled piece of plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for about 10 minutes. This will make it easier to handle.
  6. Once the pizza dough has chilled, place it on a lightly floured surface and sprinkle lightly with more flour. Shape into a smooth ball (and divide the dough evenly into two separate pieces and shape each into a separate ball. 
  7. Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C
  8. Sprinkle both lightly with flour, and cover one with a moist tea towel so that it doesn’t dry out. Using well-floured hands and a rolling pin, pat and roll out the first piece of dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch round, rotating the dough and flouring it frequently, to prevent sticking. Roll and pat the dough more thickly as you work from the center of the dough to the edges to create a crust (Transfer the round of dough to a piece of unbleached parchment paper. 
  9. Repeat with the second piece of dough.
  10. Top with the Tomato sauce and Cheese and add topping as you like and cook in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.