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Classic Herb Pizza Crust

Keep this recipe handy as you will use it time and time again -so flavourful!

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Classic Herb Pizza Crust

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Serves: 6
Keep this recipe handy as you will use it time and time again -so flavourful!
  • ⅔ cup warm water
  • ½ tsp sugar, honey or agave syrup
  • 1 Tbsp dry yeast
  • 2 Tbsp powdered milk (or non-dairy powdered coffee creamer)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • ⅔ cup brown rice flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • 2 tsp xanthan gum
  1. Using a mixer, put the first three ingredients in bowl and let sit for 10 minutes so yeast is activated.
  2. Then add in remaining ingredients and mix at low speed until incorporated. Then mix on high for 2 minutes (if the dough is too stiff, add some water - only one tablespoon at a time, until dough does not resist beaters). The dough will resemble soft bread dough.
  3. Put mixture on rice flour surface and spread out to desired thickness, then place on a greased baking pan with some GF cornmeal sprinkled on it. Brush with olive oil, then bake at 425°F for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, then spread on your sauce and add toppings. Then reduce oven temperature to 400°F, and continue baking for another 15-25 minutes (depending on thickness) or until top is nicely browned.


13 Responses to Classic Herb Pizza Crust

  1. Tammy January 27, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    i love this one. thanks so much

    • Angie Halten (Admin)
      Angie Halten (Admin) January 27, 2014 at 11:41 pm #

      You're welcome!

  2. Mimi January 31, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    I'm new to the gluten free cooking world, so I don't have any xanthan gum in my pantry yet.

    I have the other ingredients, but don't want to waste them trying the recipe without the xanthan gum, in case it's crucial to the finished product's palatability :-)

    Can this dough be made without it?

    What purpose does it serve in the recipe?

    Is there something that can be used as a successful substitute?

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley February 1, 2014 at 10:08 am #

      Gluten allows cakes to be firm, yet springy, and dough's to be stretchy and rise really well. So when you take out the gluten, by using gluten-free flours, you need to replace it with something else that will create those same properties - or else you would end up with cakes that crumble apart, and bread loaves that look like pancakes. Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum are two ingredients that can create 'gluten-like' results. Check out this article for more information: What's The Difference Between Xanthan Gum & Guar Gum?

  3. Shirley March 1, 2014 at 8:48 am #

    What if I don't have a blender for flour recipes? How much kneading is necessary?

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley March 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

      You can mix this dough by hand using a wooden spoon, just takes a bit more elbow grease :) Once you place the dough onto a floured surface, you only need to knead in more flour if the dough is too sticky to handle. You would just work in enough flour so you can easily stretch and shape the dough into a circle.

  4. Susan March 6, 2014 at 8:51 am #

    Can you make this dough ahead and freeze it? Thank you for this recipe.

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley March 6, 2014 at 9:50 am #

      Yes you can. Yeast dies off at higher temperatures, but is unaffected if frozen. You can either divide it into balls, or shape it into a pizza crust first.

  5. Eleanor April 1, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    Does anyone have a GOOD bun recipe?

  6. Lynnette April 5, 2014 at 1:45 am #

    I attended a Gluten Free Expo in Salt Lake City this past year (2013) and was lucky enough to have the most incredible pizza crust that was light and if I hadn't been told it was GF would have bet my paycheck it was "standard".

    The folks in the booth told me the trick they used to make it so light and not so heavy and bogged down was mixing Club Soda in with part of if not most of the water.

    Are you aware of a standard mixture or ratio of water:Club Soda or substitution that is being used in order to allow for the insanely great pizza crusts I was tasting at the Expo? Thanks in advance for any insight you may have! Regards!

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley April 5, 2014 at 10:48 am #

      I have used club soda to make great batter for deep frying fish/onion rings, and it works awesome. So it would stand to figure that it can be used in other places as well. I will definitely try this and share my results, thanks for the tip!!

  7. Roe May 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    great ideas!

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