Monday, 4 July 2011

Gluten free stuffed crust pizza

I have been gluten free for 6 weeks now, i feel great but every now and then i crave my favourite stuff crust pizza. This homemade pizza base recipe hit the spot! and filled the cheesey bready void.
It was delicious and the made for a very fluffy dough, but to be honest it was a whole lot of dough to toppings, very filling and thick... so i have adjusted the ratio's to make a perfect gluten free pizza.
Fluffy deep pan Gluten free dough recipe:
  • 1 Tablespoon quick active yeast
  • 1 + 1/2 cups brown GF flour mix (I used doves strong wholemeal flour)
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tea spoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • Extra flour for sprinkling

Pepper A for Alice ;) marking my territory, that's my half...
.... crust stuffed with cheese strings!

Pre heat oven to its highest setting... you need it very hot.
  1. pour the warm water into a bowl and sprinkle over the yeast. Stir to dissolve, then leave to rest in a warm place for ten minutes. thenadd vinegar and Stir the sugar and olive oil into the yeast mixture until well combined.
  2. Sift the flour, gum, salt and baking powder into a large bowl.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the yeast mixture, mixing to form a soft and slightly sticky dough. Add enough of the remaining water, little by little, until you have achieved the correct consistency.
  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and lightly flour your hands. Knead the dough for ten minutes until it is smooth and pliable.leave to rest for 1/2 an hour at least (the longer the better)
  5. grease a tin and push dough into corners. to make it stuffed crust place cheese strings around edge and pull dough over then until securely covered.
  6. top with your choice of toppings... i made a tomoate and oregano sauce from scartch and added shredded mozzarella, sliced olives and courgettes...
  7. bake in centre of oven for 15 minutes.


  1. I am just about to make this recipe....stuffed crust pizza is the only think I have missed since being diagnosed with coeliac......fingers mouth is watering already!

  2. Mmmmmmm! I've waited so long for this!!!!! It's amazing...thanks so much! X

  3. It makes me soooo happy you enjoyed it! good deep pan Pizza is the gluteny thing I miss the most! xxx