Paleo Pizza/Pizza Crust

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Paleo pizza recipe

Serves 4

Crust ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut flour;
  • 1 cup almond meal;
  • 1 tsp baking powder;
  • 2 tsp garlic powder;
  • 4 eggs;
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil;
  • ½ cup coconut milk;

Topping ingredients

  • A few tbsp tomato pesto or of your favorite tomato sauce;
  • 8 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped;
  • 3 artichoke hearts, chopped;
  • 8 button mushrooms, sliced;
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, for cooking;
  • 50g-100g good quality cooked ham, shaved (amount depends on your preference);

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NY Style Pizza Crust

1 tablespoon gluten-free yeast
1 tablespoon raw honey
1/4 cup warm water (should feel warm on the inside of your wrist, but not burn)

3/4 cup almond flour
3/4 cup tapioca starch
3/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 tablespoon olive oil (or other melted fat if you’re opposed to heating olive oil)
1 tablespoon egg whites (less than one egg)
1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

and of course your favorite toppings!

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Cauliflower Crust Bacon Pizza

MAKES: 3-4 MINI PIES

ingredients:

365 organic tomato basil sauce
1 head cauliflower
2 egg whites
coconut flour (tropical traditions)
1 med-large onion
2/3 cup spinach
1/2 cup bacon bits
spices
garlic powder
Italian seasoning (oregano, marjoram, thyme, basil, rosemary, sage)
crushed black pepper

directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Rinse and prepare cauliflower into a rice-like texture. You can finely shred in a food processor or grate by hand.
  3. Put cauliflower “rice” in a large pot and steam till soft. Set aside and let cool.
  4. Take ~3 strips of (beef) bacon, cook and shred into little bits.
  5. Cook spinach and warm up your sauce.
  6. Cut onion into rings and fry till soft and caramelized.
  7. Take your cooled down cauliflower and add spices, eggs whites and spoonful of coconut flour to bind it. Mix and separate into even portions.
  8. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Mold each portion into a pie crust on your paper and place into hot oven.
  9. Cook crust for 15 minutes or until it feels firm (it will depend on how thick you make the pies and how wet the cauliflower is.)
  10. Take out of oven and add warm sauce and layer your toppings. I start with spinach, then onions, and then bacon.

carrot crust

CARROT CRUST

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of grated, and squeezed* carrots
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom (optional, and I included it for the lamb bastila, for which I made the crust)

Process

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (about 350F). Prepare a springform cake tin as follows: butter the bottom and sides and line with parchment paper. The butter is used so the paper will adhere to the pan.
  2. Add some olive oil (or additional, melted butter) on top of the paper and with your hands or a paper towel, spread the oil around the parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Peel about 6-8 large carrots. I used a hand grater to grate them. Then I squeezed the water (carrot juice) out of them and measured the “dried” results into 4 cups. (I used a dry ingredients U.S. measuring cup.)
  4. Place the grated carrots in a large bowl. Add the butter and eggs, and with your hands mix well, cutting the butter into the mixture.
  5. Add the coconut flour and spices, and knead until all is well blended.
  6. Scoop the carrot mixture into the prepared cake tin and using your hands, spread it out evenly to form a pie shell (covering the sides of the tin as well as the bottom).  
  7. Baking time depends on what you will make with the crust afterwards. I baked mine for 35 minutes and then baked it again with the filling another 25 minutes.

Pizza Crusts: http://paleononpaleo.com/paleo-pizza/

Creative Pizza Crusts: http://paleogrubs.com/pizza-crust-recipes

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