Jeeze…that’s a mouthful!
OK, who doesn’t love pizza?! In my quest to control ingredients and have a handle on what the heck is in my food, for some reason or another I’ve always been intimidated by making a pizza crust. I’m not necessarily put off by the prospect of defeat, in fact, I often invite it, even poke fun of it. Shoot, if never defeated, how would we learn? I believe Mr. Woodbury said it best:
“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.”
This engrained in my head and and constantly eating at me, I took the plunge - HARD. I thought, OK, since I’ve been such a wuss about making a friggin’ crust, why not go balls out and really challenge myself?! All this talk about gluten-free (of which I am mos def. NOT), I decided to try my hand at making a (deep breath here) Homemade Gluten Free Vegan Herb Infused Pizza Crust.
Or, we could just call it HGFVHIPC - OMG, no!
I looked around at A LOT of recipes to familiarize myself a bit with this gluten-free world, while of course keeping the dough vegan and clean. I played around a ton (yes, defeat reared its ugly head, but I gave it my best bitchy look and tried again) and settled (for the moment) on this one. I will say the herbs are pretty interchangeable, but until I get bored (next week) with this combo of herbalicious deliciousness in my mouth, I’ll be piling my pies on this crust.
HOMEMADE GLUTEN FREE VEGAN HERB INFUSED PIZZA CRUST
Preheat your oven to 325°. Combine all ingredients and smooth with your hands onto a flat crust on a lightly oiled cookie sheet. If your hands become too sticky, run them under cold water and continue. Prick with a fork several times and bake for 20 minutes.
Top your crust with any ingredients you like and put back in the oven for an additional 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Cauliflower steak, huh? I know it does not sound too appetizing, really - but if you enjoy roasted cauliflower at all, you are going to flip for this. This recipe, by the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen is absolutely delightful! The earthy roasted cauli paired with the raw processed cauli florets/black olives/sundried tomato relish is a perfect pair. It’s a smart and sophisticated, yet simple dish to prepare.