Pizza recipes everyone can eat
Aah pizza. It's a food that has crossed continents to become a staple in most households. As a result, pizza has evolved to cover all tastes and diets. These days if you're gluten free or following a low-carb diet, you don't have to say no to pizza. Here's our guide to pizza recipes everyone can eat. We look at the different pizza bases and pizza toppings that will suit even the fussiest eater. Oh, and if you're wondering if cauliflower pizza is keto-friendly, you'll find that out too.
What is cauliflower pizza crust made of?
Whether you're on a low-carb diet, trying to go keto or you just want to up the veg in your diet, cauliflower makes a great pizza crust or base. Cauliflower pizza dough is made of just 3 simple ingredients: cauliflower, egg and parmesan cheese. Oh, and a bit of seasoning. The trick is getting the cauliflower ready to turn into a base. Here's how:
- Cut a medium head of cauliflower into florets.
- Place cauliflower florets in a food processor and blitz until it resembles rice grains.
- Microwave the cauliflower rice for about 8 minutes or until very tender.
- Drain the cauliflower rice by pressing into a fine sieve with the back of a spoon. You could also place in a clean Chux and squeeze to remove any liquid.
- The cauliflower is now ready to combine with the egg, cheese and seasoning to create the pizza dough.
This cauliflower pizza dough classifies as keto friendly and is also gluten free. So it's a great option for anyone following a gluten free or low-carb diet. The parmesan cheese helps to bind the cauliflower dough and also gives it an authentic flavour.
What is gluten-free pizza dough made of?
Making a gluten-free pizza dough goes by the same principles as a basic pizza dough. However a gluten-free pizza dough is made using gluten-free plain flour rather than regular plain flour. The cauliflower pizza dough below is also naturally gluten free too.
Benefits of a wholemeal dough
With making a wholemeal pizza base, it's not as simple as just substituting the plain flour for wholemeal flour as the liquid to flour ratio needs to be adjusted. But trust us, it's worth making the swap. Wholemeal pizza dough has more fibre than regular pizza dough. Plus wholemeal flour also adds extra vitamins and nutrients to the resulting pizza base, making it a good choice if you're keen to get more fibre and nutrients into your family's diets. Check out the wholemeal pizza dough if you're looking for a healthier option.
GET THE RECIPE: Basic Pizza Dough
Watch this video to see how to make pizza dough step by step. You'll learn pizza making techniques including how to activate the yeast, how to knead the dough and what the dough should look like after proving. You'll be a pizza aficionado in no time.