Hi friends! Happy almost weekend!
Any fun plans?
I’m planning on buying some more caulifower! I don’t really know why, but I’ve been neglecting to buy and use cauliflower for the past few years. There isn’t really a reason why, I just always liked other veggies better. But this, my friends, is going to change very, very soon.
Not only did I figure out how to make a super easy slow cooker veggie curry featuring cauliflower, but a couple of days ago I also decided to go into full experimenting mode.
I’m not sure why, I guess it’s a Pinterest-inspired idea, but I really decided to make a gluten-free pizza crust. Luckily none of us is gluten-intolerant, but we’re pretty big on wheat products (bread, cereal, beer and most of all pizza…) and I thought dinner would be a good opportunity to cut down a little.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
I can’t really remember where exactly this recipe came from (feel free to point me to the source so I can give proper blog credit), but here’s what I did:
I used 1/2 head of cauliflower, 1 egg, about 1/2 – 3/4 cup of shredded parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. First I shredded the cauliflower finely in a food processor until it had a texture similar to that of rice. I then toasted the shredded cauliflower in a large pan for a few minutes (my pan was to small to fit all of the cauli, so I had to do several batches). I mixed all the ingredients with the cauliflower to make the “dough”, which I shaped into two small, thin crusts and baked at 400º F for 20 minutes.
Topped with our favourite toppings, including garlic, mushrooms and blue cheese and prosciutto for the guy version (below).
The verdict: It was surprisingly good! It obviously didn’t taste like the thin and chewy Neapolitan thin crust pizza that I love so much, but considering the amount of pizza I’m eating, this is definitely a healthier alternative to sneak some extra veggies in and cut some wheat out. However, it is very time consuming, so its not something I could do often, even if I wanted to.
Do you eat gluten-free on a regular basis? Do you have any fun gluten-free recipes to share? This was actually the first time I deliberately made a gluten-free dish, but honestly, I can’t imagine how people with sensitivities manage to get by without it. I love
occasional pastries and bread, but also a beer every now and then, and even though there’s rice flour and other substitutes, the wheaty, doughy taste is what makes it, isn’t it? You gluten-frees are strong!
I’m linking up at the Ladies Holiday Photo Friday Blog Hop today, so don’t forget to check out some of the other fabulous bloggers, if you get a chance!