Since going on this "primal" journey, the one thing I truly miss is pizza. The crust, the cheese, the toppings, and the ease of throwing one into the oven for dinner.
I had previously made one version of primal pizza, but the crust was more like a egg bake than a yummy crust. Not a win for me.
Enter Primal Cravings Cookbook.
We ordered this book a couple weeks ago, and it had made primal life seem more...normal. All of the recipes we have tried are amazing, and obviously, grain and sugar free. If you are embarking on this journey, I highly recommend it.
With a Saturday night in and lots of time, I decided to attempt the pizza crust in this book. It was easy to make and turned out brown and crispy. We made two crusts to make his and hers pizzas, but we definitely could have made just one. With all the toppings, this was a filling meal. I'm already looking forward to the leftovers for lunch!
Primal Craving's Pizza Crust
Makes (1) 14-inch crust
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 1/4 cup potato flour
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon powered gelatin
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup high oleic sunflower oil or extra virgin olive oil
- salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 400F; grease a baking sheet or pizza tray
- In a large bowl, whisk together tapioca flour and potato flour
- In another bowl, sprinkle the powered gelatin over the water; add egg and oil and whisk to combine
- Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry, and knead until combined
- Use your hands (or a rolling pin) to press the dough out onto the baking sheet
- Prebake the dough until it's cripsy and golden brown, about 16-20 minutes
- Remove from oven and loosen with spatula
I had two crusts in the oven, so they took about 22 mintues to both get cripsy and brown. I'm going to experiment with making this dough ahead of time and freezing it, so we can have pizza whenever we want!
We topped ours with homemade pizza sauce (also from this cookbook), pepperoni, artichoke hearts, chopped roasted red peppers, and green olives. Add some cheese, and some Italian spices on top, and broil on high for 3-4 minutes.