Orly's Gluten Free Thin-Crust Pizza
Makes two 10" pizzas
1 1/2 cups (230g) Tuscany Blend
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sugar
1 1/4 tsp yeast
1 Tbsp (13ml) oil
2 1/2 tsp 5g apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup (145ml) luke warm water
oil for coating the pan
Extra Tuscany Blend for dusting
Heat: Pre-heat oven to 450 F.
Mix: In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, place 1 1/4 tsp yeast and cover with 3/4 cup lukewarm water. Let it sit until the yeast slightly bubbles, about 5 minutes. Add the oil and apple cider vinegar. In a separate bowl, mix together the Tuscany Blend, salt, baking powder and sugar. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together. Gradually increase the speed of the mixer until all ingredients are fully incorporated. The dough will be very wet.
Proof and Shape: Using oil to coat your hands, gather the dough into a ball and place into a well oiled bowl. Let the dough rise at 90 degrees F for about 30 minutes, until it doubles in size. Coat your pizza pans with oil to prevent the dough from sticking to the pans. Generously dust your rolling surface with Tuscany Blend. Divide the dough in half. Form two round equally sized balls of dough.
Method 1: Take one ball of dough and place it in the center of a round or rectangular pan coated with oil. Sprinkle oil on top of the dough and flatten it with your hands. Starting at the center and working outwards, spread the dough out approximately ½” thick and 10” diameter with your hands. Oil your hands to prevent them from sticking to the dough. You can pinch the edges to form a crust.
Method 2: Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into a round 10" shape, about ½” thick. Continue to dust the dough with flour to prevent it from sticking to the pin. Use your rolling pin to unroll the pinned out dough on to the pizza pan.
Bake: Partially bake the dough for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and add your favorite toppings. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is browned. For an extra crispy crust, brush the edges of your dough with olive oil before baking.