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Quinoa Pizza Dough

Are you looking for a healthier and guilt free way to eat pizza? Then you don't want to miss this Quinoa Pizza Dough.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 107kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Cornflour
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa flour
  • 1/2 cup Tapioca starch
  • 2 Tbsp Potato starch
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Raw sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Scant 1/2 cup water 110 ml
  • 1 tsp Vinegar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425F/220C.
  • Mix together all of the dry ingredients and the olive oil. Stir well to combine.
  • Mix together the water and vinegar.
  • Add most of the water-vinegar mixture to the flour mixture, and stir well. Trickle in the remaining water slowly – you may not need it to the last drop. Aim for a dough that is sticky, but still holds its shape.
  • To shape the base, oil a pizza tray or other baking dish. Lift the dough out of the mixing bowl and form it into a rough ball – oiling or wetting your hands in advance makes this step much easier! Put the dough ball in the pizza tray and press it down into a disk shape about 2/8 inches thick. If you want to keep your hands clean, cover the dough ball with a sheet of oiled baking paper and roll out with a rolling pin, then remove the baking paper. This quantity should make a 10 inch crust of average thickness, or larger if you roll it thinner.
  • Now all that remains is to top and cook the pizza! Of course all the fun of homemade pizza is in creating your own topping combinations, so this step is entirely up to you. For me, the extra flavour from the Quinoa means I can add flavorsome ingredients without the pizza seeming unbalanced – think fresh tomato, olives, red pepper and onion for a tasty vegetarian option or smoky bacon, cherry tomatoes, onion and thyme for the omnivores among us.
  • Once topped with sauce, cheese and other ingredients, cook on the middle shelf of your oven for between 10-15 minutes – look for the edges browning and the cheese on top bubbling.

Notes

Gluten free, fast... If you are in a hurry or don’t have ingredients on hand, replace the Cornflour, Tapioca, Potato starch and Xanthan with 1 1/2 cups of prepackaged gluten free flour mix.
Non gluten free… If gluten isn’t a problem for you, Quinoa is still a great addition to a standard dough. Replace the Cornflour, Tapioca and Potato starch and Xanthan with 1 cup of bakers flour. Replace the baking powder with one heaped teaspoon of yeast, and skip the vinegar which is only there to help the starches act a little more like wheat flour. Once the flour mixture and water has been mixed together, knead until smooth and allow the dough to rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours before use.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 163mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 0.6mg