Gluten-Free Pizza Crust (Not Cardboard!)
In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet firstâit was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
3 cups Brown Rice Flour
¼ cup potato starch
¼ cup tapioca starch
½ teaspoon Knox Gelatin
1 teaspoon onion salt or regular salt
2 ¾ teaspoons guar gum
½ teaspoon brown sugar
1 package gluten-free Rapid Rise yeast
1 ½ cups warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 mixing bowls
In a small bowl or measuring cup mix ½ teaspoon brown sugar into ½ cup warm water until dissolved, add package dry yeast and set aside. In another mixing bowl add all dry ingredients and set aside. Then take 1 cup warm water 2 tablespoons olive oil and place in a medium mixing bowl and whisk together, add a little of dry ingredients until smooth, add in yeast mixture and whisk until smooth, then add remaining ingredients and work until forms a ball, place on a flour surface and kneed until no longer sticky (adding more flour as needed). Place into a lightly greased mixing bowl cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 1 hour. Roll out with rolling pin onto lightly greased pizza pan or pans of your choice, poke dough with fork and place into a pre-heated 375F oven and let bake 5-7 minutes or until soft to touch. Remove from oven and place on sauce and topping then return to oven and bake at 425F until cheese is melted or golden brown.
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