“Sicilia Celiachia al forno Pizza,” A gluten and dairy free fresh pizza delight

11 Aug


It’s Saturday, Fun night! So this evening  we are taking a stab at some delicious baked gluten and dairy free pizza, that I’ve donned ” Sicilia Celiachia al forno Pizza” , or translated,  “Sicily Celiac baked Pizza.” I’m preparing a yeast free and gluten  free pizza dough. I always want to make it fun for the kids, so I’m going light on the meat today, and loading my pizza up with the veggies we already have  (farmers market is tomorrow morning). The kids get a kick out of helping out with dinner time, especially when it’s time to add some vegan cheese. On my pizza I’m using the brand Go Veggie! Mozzarella dairy free / gluten free shreds cheese.


I’m adapting this yeast-free gluten-free pizza recipe from King Arthur Flour and decided to take a cue for fun from this recipe because it looks fun to make four mini pizzas, for all four members of my family.


The dough was actually pretty simple to construct, I prepared it like I did back in before Gluten intolerance days, where I would typically buy a good brand of all purpose flour and self rising yeast, except this time it contains most of my favorite gluten and dairy free alternative food brands (like the Bob’s Red Mill), and the Muir Glen Organic I chose. With this recipe I ended up yielding enough dough to put up for a quick lunch for the girls the next day.


With this recipe you have to make the crust 15 minutes before the pizza , for consistency and texture. To prepare I emptied into one large bowl the following dry ingredients , 2 cups of Bob’s all purpose gluten-free, dairy-free flour, half tsp of salt, one and 1/2 tsp of baking powder, and mix, Add one half cup of water and one tablespoon of oil and mix the dough until you can knead it with you hands. Roll dough out on a flour-dusted cutting board. Shape as desired. Set your oven for 400 degrees, and bake your pizza(s) for fifteen  minutes.

Next I was onto my sauce, this part is so easy. it’s something I kind of coined in college on a campus budget. I picked a inexpensive quality tomato sauce, (tomato paste will work too, if not work better). You want to heat up the organic tomato sauce in a boiler,  then add a splash, I’d say,of almond milk, to thicken the consistency. A dash of garlic, some salt and pepper, simmer and stir every 2 to 3 minutes.

Then it was time to start creating a personal pizza, we then put them in the oven for another ten to fifteen minutes to bake  They were really delicious, with an authentic Sicilian deep-dish taste. My daughter may miss the novelty of the pizza guy, but I certainly don’t, this a pizza special you can “call in” and create any day of the week, no tip, delivery free, or yucky gluten included. Enjoy!



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