Since my cousin has been learning new ways to eat (read: healthier), she said that one of the things she really misses is pizza. I was a little nervous to do the cauli crust because I wasn’t sure if it would be an acceptable substitute for crusty bread-y crust. It has always worked well for me, but I have been eating “weird stuff” for a long time.
I didn’t use a recipe because I was too lazy to look on the internet (just being honest), and I had an idea of what ratios might work.
Cauliflower Coconut Flour Pizza Crust
3/4 cup riced cauli (steam it, rice it—I did this with a cheese grater, that’s how much I love my cousin…it was annoying and made me miss my food processor)
3/4 cup shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1 to 2 tsp pizza seasoning
add garlic and other flavors too if you want to
Mix everything together till well combined, form into pizza crusts (I did three small ones so I could flip them easily) on a very well greased baking pan. I greased it with butter, and it stuck a little bit…I’d recommend coconut oil, lots of it!
Bake at 350 until the bottom is browned (depends on your oven, probably 15-20 minutes or so). Flip the crusts and continue baking till the tops are golden. Remove from the oven, add toppings, and then put under the broiler till everything is warm and the cheese is melted.
The verdict: “Amazing!”
I didn’t tell her what the secret ingredient was until after she started eating it, and she really could not tell there was cauli in it. I kept the toppings simple (because, you know, I’m trying to budget at Whole Foods). K said the crust was awesome—light and crispy and fluffy. I have to say, I like this version with the coconut flour–it adds a texture aspect that was missing before, possibly adding a little bread-y-ness that is more like regular crust.
I was really happy with this—it’s entering the regular rotation, but maybe not until I have a food processor.
I’m working on my review for Palm Beach Athletic Wear, and my one sticking point is in regards to the pictures I need of me in the workout clothes… K and I haven’t been able to coordinate times for her to help me out (when there aren’t tons of people on the beach) and now she’s in Palm Springs till late tomorrow. Since I don’t know anyone else here well enough yet to ask for help early in the morning, I had to figure something else out to complete this task.
So…I am practicing “resourcefulness” today. It’s a concept I’ve thought about a lot lately—since it’s easy to get hung up on the lack of or need for “resources,” I’m making a conscious effort not to get stuck in that trap. Instead, I’ll look for ways to get things done regardless of resource availability (like, not having my car here, living without my vita-mix or food processor, needing to have pics taken of me in fitness gear but having no one available to do it, etc).
I’m working on writing the review, and choosing pics today, so I’ll post soon!