For a long time I was looking for a gluten-free pizza recipe, which should be as easy as possible to prepare without using any convenience blend. At that time I did not think at all that a pizza with a cauliflower-base would meet all these criteria.
But this is what happened. You do not even need any leavening for this recipe. Instead of flour you just add pureed cauliflower to the dough, ground almonds, eggs and spices and then the pizza-base is ready. This you bake golden brown in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Then you add a topping according to your taste, before you put the pizza back in the oven. For my pizza I decided to cover it with potatoes and goat’s cheese.The recipe for the pizza base as well as the topping is from the book The Green Kitchen*, which I introduced here last week.
By the way, in the recipe it is recommended to blend the cauliflower with a food processor. Since I am not (yet?) the owner of a food processor, I just used my ESGE-Zauberstab*. And – once again – it did a very good job, in contrast to its two predecessors (entry-level hand blender from other manufacturers) which I had driven with similar actions to their (final) limits. When I decided three years ago to buy an ESGE-Zauberstab which was recommended by some relatives to me I bought it together with the ESGE-Zerkleinerer 5050*. And this I could use now in order to ground the almonds for the pizza recipe. With all these experiences I meanwhile ask myself also if I really need a food processor: Because the combination of a hand blender and chopper definitely needs less space.
But no matter how you mash the cauliflower, in the end it is simply the taste what counts. And this was very convincing. So now I have discovered a recipe which is very delicious and the perfect snack alternative when people come to visit, who have a wheat intolerance like the man of my choice or who are even affected by coeliac disease. The fact that these days the cauliflower-base-pizza is also very popular when it comes to low carb diet, well, that’s just still a charming side effect.
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