Gift of Nature's Pizza Crust (Gluten-Free)
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 first—it 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.
4 cups Gifts of Nature All purpose flour blend
1 ½ Tablespoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons yeast
1 ¼ cup warm water
4 egg whites
¼ cup oil (I use olive oil)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix dough thoroughly and divide between two well oiled large pizza pans. Spread dough evenly over pans with oiled hands. Put pan in a warm place and raise 20 minutes. Bake 15 minutes. Remove and add sauce, toppings and cheese. Return to oven and continue baking until done, approx. 15-20 minutes. For a crisper crust, gently loosen edges of pizza and slide pizza onto rack of oven for the last 10 minutes of baking.
Jeannes Secret Pizza Sauce
1 can of Trader Joes Stewed Tomatoes - Pureed in blender
1 tablespoon chopped crushed garlic
1 small can tomato paste
Mix all ingredients together well, then slather the entire mess all over your pizza crust. I use shredded gluten free cheese (can be purchased at your favorite health food store) or goats milk (doesnt give me a lactose reaction) powdered cheeses Romano and Mozzarella available at Trader Joes. I then add toasted garlic chunks, diced onions, bell peppers, fresh mushrooms, stewed tomato pieces and meat. You can either use gluten free sausage or make great tasting topping by browning hamburger in olive oil, garlic and salt. I sprinkle one or both all over the pizza.
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