Cauli-Flour Pizza {paleo, gluten & grain free}

By , On August 6th, 2014, In: Lunch/Dinner, Nut Free, Paleo/Grain Free

3-4 Servings ~ 25-30
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  • Crust:
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 asiagio cheese
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. Italian spices
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • Pizza Topping:
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup red sauce or pesto
  • pepperoni
  • basil
  • spinach

 

 

Let me just start out by saying “I LOVE PIZZA!” I am my father’s daughter after all.  I have been hearing from our patients about this grain free pizza crust made with cauliflower.  Hello…are you still with me?

There you are, I thought I lost you. I know, I just couldn’t bring myself to think of using “cauli- flour”  but after so much hype I had to see for myself what the buzz was all about.

I searched many food blogs and recipes out there but I was getting frustrated by the minute because, let me tell you,  it was a big “to do” in the kitchen,  “ain’t nobody got time for that!”

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Most recipes called you to nuke the cauliflower in the microwave to get the water out and press it through cheese cloth a dozen times {man I got a work out that day}.

So I am here to tell you, my biceps survived and my microwave is only used for heating up my herbie packs for those sore muscles and sanitizing my dish sponges.  I was impressed by the end result of less work and a crispy yet soft crust!

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I have to say I played around with a vegan {no cheese or egg} version and well, that will take more time.  It looked pretty but one would have to eat it with a spoon.  Not how I want to eat my pizza.

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This was one of those posts I could hardly wait to bite into!

Cauli-Flour Pizza {paleo, gluten & grain free}
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 1 head cauliflower {small to med}
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup asiago cheese
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. Italian spices
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder
  • ⅛ pink Himalayan sea salt {careful if using a salty cheese}
  • Pizza Topping:
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • ½ cup red sauce or pesto
  • pepperoni
  • basil
  • spinach
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, pulse washed, dried and cut cauliflower into coarse flour like pieces.
  2. Careful not to pulse too much you want it granule like and not pureed.
  3. Either in a dehydrator at 125 degrees for about 1½ hours or until dried looking.
  4. Or use oven at the lowest temp it will go {usually 175}. Bake for about 1 hour until dried looking.
  5. Using a fine strainer or towel, press to see if any water is left. If some water {few tbsps.} comes out it is fine the idea here is to activate some moistness. If more, put back in oven/dehydrator.
  6. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the "crust" with cauli-flour forming the dough.
  7. Flatten and round the dough to make a thin pizza crust on an oiled pizza stone.
  8. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until desired texture of crust.
  9. Take crust out, add your favorite toppings and bake for a few minutes until cheese is melted.
Notes
If you buy a large cauliflower you can make two pizzas. When drying the cauli-flour in the oven it is helpful to toss it one time. If you don't have a pizza stone (I love my pampered chef) you can use a cookie sheet. Also, oil the stone or pan lightly with avocado oil, as it has a high smoke point safe for baking/frying. Avocado oil is mild in flavor unlike my other favorite high temp oil, coconut. I have added cooked ground meat after pizza was completely done for the perfect protein-carb balance.

With a Spoonful of Health,

Dawn-Signature

 

 

 

 

P.S. If you are interested in stoneware {it is the cleanest way to cook- no toxins} you can check out my friend, Cindy from Pampered Chef site and she can ship it right to your door.  Click  http://new.pamperedchef.com/pws/cindynelms   and enter “pizza stoneware” under search.  Happy pizza making!

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2 Comments on "Cauli-Flour Pizza {paleo, gluten & grain free}"

  1. Kristen October 22, 2014 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    How crucial is it to be asiago cheese? Is it the dryness of that cheese that helps hold it together?

    • Dawn Rofrano October 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm - Reply

      Hi Kristen, It is not crucial at all you can use any cheese. I like a salty cheese so if you use a mozzarella or a blander cheese I would up the spices and sea salt. The cheese in general binds it. Enjoy and let me know how you like it!

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