Monday, July 18, 2016

Wheat Belly Pizza Crust . . . You Can Hold In Your Hands!

Here’s a recipe for pizza crust that you can actually hold in your hands.  I was skeptical, so I had to try this one!

This is my take on the recipe on page 232 in the "Wheat Belly Cookbook" - Pizza Crust 1.

This recipe yields a pizza crust sturdy enough to hold in your hands.  As written, it will make a 12-inch round pizza crust.

  • 2 cups ground almonds
  • 4 tablespoons garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In food processor or food chopper (actually, I just used a fork, but I'm sure the cruse would have been made of finer grain nuts had I used a processor), pulse or chop mozzarella cheese until becomes granular size.

In large bowl, mix ground almonds, garbanzo bean flour, mozzarella cheese, flaxseed, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.

Stir in eggs, olive oil, and water and mix thoroughly.

Spread large sheet of parchment paper over a cookie sheet.  We actually use our stoneware round pizza sheet.  It worked fine.

Place dough on parchment paper. Spread a second sheet of parchment paper on top of tough and flatten with rolling pin into desired shape and size. Feel around edges to gauge thickness.

Remove top layer of parchment paper carefully. Use spatula to form crust edge.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove and top with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, chopped peppers, spinach, sliced sausage (uncured), etc. and bake for an additional 15 minutes.  (We used Canadian bacon, 2 strips of bacon, orange bell pepper, onion, pepperoni, jalapenos, Ms. Dash, some provolone, besides mozzarella.  We probably went overboard with the carbs, but I needed to get rid of some of the vegetables in my refrigerator!  However, I did chose a low carb beverage!)  

It was wonderful!

No, you aren't eating real pizza dough, but you are losing weight, getting off your meds, and still enjoying the taste of real pizza that you can hold in your hand!

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