I keep hearing from some of my readers that it’s just too hot to bake, even a good gluten-free pizza! In researching how to grill a gluten-free pizza in a cast iron skillet, I came across Man Tested Recipes’ Pizza Dough for Cast Iron Skillet Pizza recipe. Though it is not a gluten-free grilled pizza recipe, it provided me with how much yeast to use, so I could skip the Expandex used in my previous gluten free pizza crust recipe. In addition, my last recipe was a bit too chewy for my taste. So, this time, I added a little more sorghum flour, used less tapioca starch and more potato starch, skipped the agar-agar, and tripled the yeast. It came out great in less than hour! I hope you enjoy!
Baked or Grilled Gluten Free Pizza Crust Recipe
On a hot day, make grilled gluten free pizza or for those cold winter days, bake it. Either way, this pizza crust is wonderful.
- 1 cup non-fat milk (or nut milk), heated to 105 - 115°F
- 1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar (or honey or agave)
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided (1 tablespoon for dough; 1-1/2 for pan; and 2-1/2 for crust)
- 1 cup potato starch
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon sorghum flour
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/2 teaspoon guar gum
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Oil, for skillet
- Italian seasoning, oregano, thyme, dried basil, garlic powder, grated Parmesan cheese, shredded cheese, garlic powder, etc.
For the Toppings:
- 5 tablespoons Gluten-Free Pizza Sauce
- Gluten-free meat and/or vegetables
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Green bell pepper, chopped and sauteéd
- Red onion, thinly sliced
- Add 1-1/2 tablespoons of oil to a 12-inch or larger cast iron skillet (or 500°F oven-safe skillet). Coat the entire inside of the skillet. If you wish to spray it with oil, do so heavily.
- Add yeast and sugar to warm milk. Stir, and allow to rest, for about 5 minutes, and until it becomes foamy on top.
- Add vinegar, oil, and milk/yeast mixture to the bowl of your mixer. Blend for 10 seconds on low.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together potato starch, tapioca flour, sorghum flour, xanthan gum, guar gum, and salt; set aside.
- Add the dry ingredients to the yeast mixture. Mix on high speed for 1 minute. It will form into a ball, just like real dough, but continue mixing to create a softer and fluffier dough.
- If you wish to speed the rising, preheat your oven to 170°F.
- Scoop the dough into the center of the skillet. Sprinkle some water onto the dough. Using a rubber spatula, dipped in water, evenly distribute. Create a rim around the edges, however thick you like your gluten-free pizza crust edges to be.
- Place dough in a warm environment to rise. If using a preheated oven, now is time to turn off your oven and place the pan in the oven with the door closed until it rises, about 15 minutes.
- Once the dough rises, preheat your gas grill to medium-high, about 5 minutes. If baking, preheat your oven to 475°F.
- Top the gluten-free pizza dough with your favorite pizza toppings (sauce, cheese and toppings, a little more cheese, in that order, if you're using cheese).
- Baste the raised edges of your dough with oil to prevent cracking and aid in browning.
- Bake the crust in the center of your gas grill for 8 - 10 minutes with a closed lid. Check on it often to prevent burning. If you like doughy crust, you may try 7 minutes. If baking at 475°F, cook for 12 minutes.
- Immediately remove the pizza from the pan using a large pizza spatula or 2 regular metal spatulas. Set it on a pizza stone or large, wooden cutting board to cool for about 5 minutes.
- Slice and serve immediately. Using a pizza slicer helps significantly, especially if you are using a pizza stone. A good pizza slicer may cut into other surfaces. Wrap leftovers tightly in plastic wrap or store in a resealable storage bag and refrigerate.
*For corn-free dieters, use corn-free xanthan gum or 1 1/4 teaspoons guar gum.
**Lower in sodium, if on a low-sodium diet, use no less than 1/3 teaspoon.
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See other gluten free pizza crust recipes:
Gluten Free Pizza Crust made with Expandex
Gluten Free Focaccia Bread Recipe
Thin Gluten Free Pizza Crust
Gluten Free Polenta Pizza Crust
Gluten-free Taco Pizza with Udi’s Pizza Crust
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