Although Cauliflower is becoming more popular it is still hugely under used. If you ask most people they will probably say they either boil it or make cauliflower cheese. But it can also be used to make the most delicous pizza base. So heres the recipe. Did I mention it only take 20 minutes to make and cook!!
Ingredients: Makes 1 pizza
1 ball of mozarella
1tbsp grated parmesan
1 tbsp of chopped parsley
100g gluten free flour
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper
. Pre-heat an oven to 180 degrees
. Cut cauliflower into chunks or florets then place in a food processor and blitz until it resembles cous cous or has a breadcrumb consistency
. Place in a microwavable bowl and cook on full power for 2 minutes and then allow to steam and cool a little
. Grate the mozarella using the thick side of a grater and add the parmesan using the fine side for this.
. Add the egg, parsley gluten free flour and seasoning
. Mix the ingredients together to form a wet dough like paste/ batter
. Line a tray with baking paper and spread the mix on the paper using a spoon or spatula into a pizza base shape
. Bake the base for 15 minutes unti starting to firm up and colour
Quick tomato sauce:
1 tsp tomato paste
2 tsp ketchup
half clove of garlic pasted
2 fresh tomatoes
2 sundried or sunblushed tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
. Blitz all ingredients together in a blender or chop them up and smash up in a bowl with a fork or potato masher.
. Season and spread on base after the 15 minute first cooking period.
. Add toppings of your choice and bake for a further 10 minutes until base is crispy and browned.
The base is never going to be as crispy as a pizza base from a woodfired oven made with flour but it is a great quick alternative, faster and easier to make gluten free and healthy. What more could you want!