Who doesn’t love pizza??? My friend told me that one time she walked to her local pizza place to buy a little ball of fresh dough (did you know you can do that?!!) so she could make delicious pizza herself. I envied my friend’s ability to do that. And do you know how several grocers and markets have bags of fresh dough next to all of their yummy pizza fixings? Well, I used to walk down the aisle looking at the dough longingly, my stomach grumbling for a gluten free version.
I was tired of eating the frozen, pre-made, grainy pizza “discs” (as I call them) and I didn’t always have the energy to get out the mixer to make the dough from scratch. If a stomach prays for gluten free food in an empty supermarket, does anybody hear it? The answer is yes! The loud prayers of my tummy were heard. About a year ago, my local healthfood store started carrying Gillian’s gluten free pizza dough.
While it isn’t as fresh as the dough ball they hand out in the local pizza shop (like most things GF it comes frozen), with one simple step, you’re on your way to authentic delicious pizza crust. Just remember to take it out of the freezer the night before and pop it into the fridge (or if you forget, like I often do, just leave it on the counter for a couple of hours to thaw). And let me tell you, it’s just like the real deal! Actually, it’s better! Unlike the gluten dough from the pie shop, if you make a mistake in the rolling process (i.e. rip it) you can just repair the GF dough and move on. With the glutinous dough, it is almost impossible to make a hole disappear once it’s there.
What I usually do is cut Gillian’s dough in half and make two nice size personal pan pizzas. I roll it out on a lightly oiled surface, place it in either an oiled pan with corn meal or on my pizza stone with corn meal, and put it in the oven at 450 degrees for fifteen minutes. Boom!!!! Quick and easy, homemade pizza!!!! If Gillian’s Pizza Dough is not sold at your local store, you are approximately three clicks away….check it out at http://www.gilliansfoods.com/.
I made a chorizo, mushroom, and green bell pepper pizza with Gillian’s Gluten Free Pizza Dough. Delicious!