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January 24, 2014 5:34 AM Subscribe
I am gluten intolerant. I want pizza tonight and have volunteered to find a GF pizza dough recipe and make it for us. My husband is unconvinced, citing that while I make really good gluten free foods, every first attempt at a new GF recipe has been a flop (he's not wrong) so he suspects that the pizza won't be so good. Oh my god, I want to prove him wrong.
posted by PuppetMcSockerson to Food & Drink (28 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Yes, it is true, that my first try at a new gluten-free recipe is usually less than awesome. A few have worked on first attempt, but mostly it isn't until the second (or even third) try before I get the kinks worked out. My husband is truly the most supportive person on the planet and he has made my required switch to gluten free eating infinitely smoother than it would have been on my own, and he has voluntarily switched to eating gluten free things (we only eat gluten free pancakes, for example) despite his not having any issue with gluten. He really is awesome and I love him more than breathing. However, when I am trying a new recipe for the first time he usually has a 'back up supper' for when it flops. He'll always try it but he is always prepared for when it sucks. Second go around and he trusts it will be good, no back up meal. The thing is he normally doesn't outright say he has a backup meal and he normally doesn't express any doubt. The back up meal just sorta.. happens. THIS TIME he has actually said he'll have a back up meal ready to go and maaaaaaaaaaaan I want to prove him wrong. So I declared war on him and his doubt. I said if I end up making awesome pizza on my first go then he has to buy me a gift, and he agreed.
Its go time people. I NEED to make the absolute best gluten free pizza ever made on the planet tonight, and it needs to work on first attempt.
SO! Give me your absolute best gluten free pizza crust recipes. Thick or thin crust is fine, though personally I'd prefer a thick crust. Crusts made of non-starchy things like cauliflower need not apply. This needs to resemble gluten pizza as closely as possible. I don't care how unhealthy the recipe is, I don't care how starchy it is, I don't care how high fat it is - it just needs to be delicious and as good as any gluten pizza would be. And I need to be able to have it work the first time around. I will do whatever I need to in order to win this bet. (Plus, I really want some delicious pizza.)
(side note, I have also been on a quest for truly delicious, chewy, baguette-type gluten free bread, so if you have a recipe for that please send it along as well.)