Quinoa Pizza Dough

 
Quinoa Pizza Dough

January 16th 2012By joyofkosher

There are a few qualities that the serious pizza lover looks for in any crust. The outside should be crispy and browned, the inside airy and moist but with some chew and flexibility. These can be a little challenging to reproduce in a gluten free crust, but with the right ingredients it is possible to make a pizza crust every bit as good as a wheat based version! This recipe uses Quinoa flour to lend a great nutty taste and add some moisture to the dough. Supporting the Quinoa are Cornflour, Tapioca starch and Potato starch – a great combination in gluten free baking as they lend a little chewiness to the finished product without being tough or gluey like some gluten free breads can be. The sugar in this recipe helps with browning of the crust and adds flavor but it can be omitted, reduced, or substituted for another sweetener like honey. Make sure that the vinegar, cornflour and baking powder are all gluten free if baking for someone with dietary restrictions– all of these items can contain gluten.