Who loves pizza? Everyone! And i know that authentic Italian pizza is hard to make gluten free. The manufactures make thick small pizzas and its not just the same, really is it? So I have found an amazing gluten free pizza; thin, crispy, large and tastes just like the real thing. As a family and Italian food lovers, we swear by this recipe, it’s the only one we make pizza with and we love it 🙂
Who wants the recipe?
Here we go:
135g bread mix (Glutafin is a good one)
20ml/15g olive oil
5g dried yeast
Black pepper to taste
60-70ml warm water (enough to bind into a soft dough)
1. Mix first six ingredients together in food mixer until smooth. (Add water until mix becomes soft but not sticky)
2. Roll out, on a floured surface, to desired size and thickness.
3. Add tomatoes and toppings and bake at 200oC fan for 12-15mins until golden and the cheese is bubbling.
Note: we find that if you mix tomato paste and red pesto at a ratio of 4:1 respectively it just adds a little kick to the pizza.
Adding Italian seasoning to tomato paste mix gives more flavour.
Also if you mix mozzarella and cheddar at the ratio of 1:1 for that stringing stretchy cheese you get on all the Italian pizzas.
Why don’t you give it a go? Comment and tell me what you think or if you have a good pizza recipe, let me know 🙂
We made a little individual pizzas for a ‘do and I thought I’d share them with you. They’re adorable and went down a treat. It’s the same recipe but the amount of topping you’ll use is less and the amount of cheese you’ll use is more.
Life’s too short to eat bad food!
Last night we went out to the cinema and we ate at Ask Italian for dinner. It’s not the first time I’ve eaten here and I always enjoy it. Ask Italian now has a large gluten free menu. It’s very extensive as far as gluten free menus go. They even have gluten free pizza and pasta, so you aren’t stuck with a grill meal or a salad. They even have desserts that aren’t just ice cream or fruit salad! Yay! It was definitely something I missed before restaurants starting getting better.
I had the Insalata Caprese for starters. This wasn’t changed for the original menu which is a lovely change for most gluten free options. It was lovely but my parents had the garlic bread and I kind of missed joining in and sharing that with them. The starter I had was still wonderful and I really enjoyed it.
I then had a pizza for mains and that was fantastic to have in a restaurant. This pizza was call Prima Proscuttio e Pancetta Pizza and it was actually designed by a patient at Great Ormand Street Hospital, and some of the cost of the pizza was donated to the Hospital. As a person who was born with a heart condition, this meant a lot to me. The pizza itself was wonderful, very thin base and great fresh toppings. As a gluten free pizza base it was a great one, crispy crust, thin, soft in the middle and no strange aftertaste. It was great!
I would recommend Ask Italian to those who are gluten free and want good, almost 😉 authentic Italian food. Even of your only visiting England it would be a good place to go as a England’s cuisine is a wonderful eclectic mix of all cuisines.
So dig in an enjoy!
Leave me a comment and let me know of any good gluten free Italian restaurants or what you’ve thought of the restaurant when you’ve been.