Before I tasted this base I was not a big fan of pizza. It wasn’t that I didn’t love the Italian toppings or the aroma of freshly cooked pizza coming out of the oven, I just didn’t like the way pizza made me feel. Years later, I discovered it was the gluten in the dough that was responsible for my symptoms which became clear after a food intolerance test. I looked for gluten free pizza recipes but many seemed complicated so I have stripped this recipe down to basics and added cooking tips to make a golden, crispy crust which is high in protein and gluten free. This means I can now really enjoy pizza without any compromise on taste.
Prep time 5 minutes Cooking time 15 minutes
This recipe makes 2 medium size thin crust pizzas. Depending on appetite, toppings and side salads, it will serve 2 - 4 people.
4 cups shredded mozzarella
Choose your own toppings, for example tomato paste/pizza sauce, mushroom, capsicum, pepperoni, extra mozzarella, parmesan, chilli flakes and fresh or dried herbs.
Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F
Line 2 baking trays or cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the mozzarella and stir to combine.
Spoon half the mixture into the middle of one lined baking tray. Flatten the mixture down with a spoon to form a circle. Repeat with the rest of the mixture on the other tray.
Place the trays in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. The mixture will bubble and then become firm and golden. Remove from the oven and peel away from the baking paper onto a chopping board or flat surface. Leave the oven on. You will notice the pizza can be easily picked up and removed from the trays.
Thinly spread tomato pizza sauce or tomato paste on the crusts.
Top with your favourite toppings. Don’t overload the pizza and you will be able to pick up each piece in your hands. Sprinkle with extra shredded cheese.
Tip- For a crispy underside, place the topped pizzas on the middle wire rack of the oven without a tray. This will firm up the base and make it golden.
Bake for 5-10 minutes. Slide from the racks onto plates and slice into 8 pieces. Serve with a fresh green salad. Enjoy!
While this pizza is not part of the 4 Week Cleanse, it’s a meal that can be enjoyed beyond the cleanse to maintain a refined sugar free, refined white flour free, high protein diet.