Gluten-free pizza dough uses just a few ingredients. It’s easy to prepare, freezes well, and defrosts quickly.The whole pizza dough recipe can be prepared up to 3 days ahead of time and kept refrigerated in an airtight jar. Allowing the dough to dry out in the refrigerator is a bad idea. It’s best to deal with the dough while it’s still cold, so shape it right away.
This gluten-free pizza dough is perfectly thick and chewy, and it doesn’t take any kneading.
· 1 Tbsp dry active yeast
· 1 1/4 cup warm water (divided)
· 2-3 Tbsp sugar (divided)
· 3 cups gluten-free flour blend (see notes)*
· 1 tsp salt
· 1/2 tsp baking powder
· 1 Tbsp olive oil
1..In a small bowl, mix yeast and 3/4 cup warm water (180 ml/volume as written in original recipe/change if changing batch size) around 110 degrees F. (43 C). Allow for a 5-minute activation period. A few minutes in, sprinkle 1 tbsp sugar (12 g / quantity as written in original recipe / modify if batch size changes) on top.
2. In another bowl, mix together gluten-free flour blend, salt, baking powder, and the remaining 1-2 tablespoons sugar, depending on desired sweetness (12-25 g / quantity as written/modified if batch size changes). Whisk all together until it’s smooth.
3. Pour the yeast mixture, making a well in the dry mixture. Until stirring, add the olive oil and 1/2 cup warm water (120 ml/volume as written in the original recipe / modify if batch size changes). Using a wooden spoon, stir it together until everything is well combined.
4. Spread the dough out onto a greased baking sheet or a pizza stone if making one big pizza. Create one smaller pizza and keep the other half of the dough covered in plastic wrap in the fridge for several days. Work from the center out to the edge, spreading/flattening the dough with your hands. It should be very small – less than 1/4 inch.
5. Preheat the oven to 350°F n bake the pizza for 25-30 minutes or until it looks dry. It’s normal for cracks to emerge, and that’s perfectly fine.
6. Take out the pizza from the oven and top it with your favorite pizza sauce, cheese, and desired toppings. Put it into the oven for another 20-25 minutes, or until the edges of the crust are golden brown and the toppings are soft and bubbly.
7. Cut and serve right away- The preparation time is 15 minutes, cooking takes 50 minutes, and the total time is 1 hour and 5 minutes.
This gluten-free pizza crust serves eight people and takes 1 hour to make from start to finish. It rivals any pizzeria-style pizza crust.
When we bite into a fresh, delicious slice, the crust on our gluten-free pizza has the same feel we’ve all come to know and love. In terms of flavor, it’s similar to our regular pizza, so you’ll always get the pizza flavor you want.