Recipe: Cauliflower Pizza Crust Dairy-Free and GAPS Legal
 
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This cauliflower crust has a great texture to it and is the closest thing I've found to "real" pizza dough.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 cups riced cauliflower - this will be one good sized head of cauliflower
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano flakes
  • 1 whole egg
  • pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Prepare the cauliflower by removing the outer leaves and stem. Rinse the cauliflower with cool water, then place in a colander and shake to remove water. Break into small pieces. You may want to place in a salad spinner to remove any last drips of water.
  2. Place in your food processor.
  3. Pulse until cauliflower is similar in size to pieces of rice.
  4. Place about an inch of water in a large pot, then place the riced cauliflower in a steamer basket. You don’t want to boil the cauliflower, you want to steam it. Boiling will water log the cauliflower.
  5. Bring to a boil and steam for 5-6 minutes.
  6. While you are steaming the cauliflower, place one egg in a medium sized bowl and beat until completely mixed. Add the salt and oregano, and mix well.
  7. Line an 11" x 17" pan with parchment paper. I coated the cookie sheet with butter first, laid down the first piece of parchment paper (curly side down), buttered the piece of parchment paper and then laid the final piece on top. And one more coating of butter for good measure. I have watched videos of cauliflower pizza crust and it was stuck badly to parchment paper but using the butter seemed to completely remove the problem of sticking.
  8. After 6 minutes, remove the cauliflower to a strainer strainer, to remove excess liquid.
  9. Then place one to two cups of the cauliflower rice into a thin cotton dish towel and squeeze out the liquid.
  10. Place the “dried” cauliflower on top of the egg mixture. Once all the cauliflower is squeezed dry, mix together with the egg.
  11. Place the cauliflower onto the parchment papered cookie sheet.
  12. Form the mixture into a crust (see the next post for photos of each step).
  13. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
  14. Turn using a pizza peel.
  15. Bake an additional 20 minutes. The pizza will be browned on the edges.
  16. Remove and place on a cooling rack.
  17. The crust will be browned on the edges. I have seen some videos of folks making cauliflower pizza crust and it stuck really bad, so I was glad that I generously buttered the parchment paper.
Recipe by GAPS Diet Journey at https://gapsdietjourney.com/2012/04/recipe-review-cauliflower-pizza-crust-dairy-free-and-gaps-legal/