Gluten free cassava flour pizza base
Cassava flour gluten free pizza base

We’ve been gluten free for many years now and have tried a variety of different pizza base recipes all with varying degrees of success.

My boys love pizza and it’s the birthday dinner of choice without a doubt but this year we had the added complication of Oliver inviting a friend with a nut allergy to join his birthday celebrations. No problem  - I’ve been itching to experiment with cassava flour as a base for pizza and the good news everyone declared it was THE best gluten free pizza ever – no saggy, soggy base – the perfect thin and crispy nut free, dairy free and gluten free pizza base.

Here it is, our family's favourite pizza base recipe.

Cassava Flour Pizza Base (makes 2 bases)

Ingredients
2 cups of cassava flour
1 1/2 cups of tapioca flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp garlic powder/flakes
3 eggs
1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup of coconut oil, melted
1 cup of water

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C fan bake.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. In a jug add the eggs, vinegar, oil and water. Beat until well combined.
  4. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix well forming a smooth paste. This mixture makes approximately two large pizza bases.
  5. Place a sheet of baking paper onto a pizza stone or baking tray and spoon half the mixture onto the sheet.
  6. Using a flat metal spatula spread the mix evenly in your desired shape.
  7. Pop it into the oven and cook for 15 mins.
  8. Remove from the oven, flip the base, bottom up and top with your choice of pizza toppings.
  9. Pop back in the oven until the cheese is golden and melted.
  10. Repeat for the second base using the remaining mixture.

Happy baking, Sue and Nikki