Posted on | June 14, 2007 | 5 Comments
Continuing on my quest for a simply yummy, to die for and brag to your friends gluten free pizza crust, I happened upon this innocent box on my last trip to Richmond. The box is about $5.29 and makes two decent sized pizzas. I thought I had found near perfection in the fragrant , thin, crispy and chewy Namaste mix, but this crust is a whole other ball game.
The dough mixed up easily and required the addition of yeast (included on the box) and rise time of 30 minutes. I patted the crust out with my fingers, since rolling pins just don’t seem to function in my hands. I made the crust thicker this time since I was craving something to really sink my teeth into. I knew it was a risk, because with many other gluten free pizza crust mixes you could end with a soggy and grainy rice mess. I prebaked the crust for 15 minutes before adding my simple toppings of basil, peppers, onion and garlic.
The end result was fantastic. The crust was completely baked with a very soft and smooth textured finished product. If this crust is eaten fresh from the oven, it has almost no “ricey” taste and supports the toppings with no sogginess or crusty crumbles. You can really sink your teeth into it, if you are craving more of a deep dish style pizza. However, I must share that the bottom of the crust did not brown or crisp up at all. The entire crust remained soft and chewy with a pleasant flavor that did not compete with my toppings.
When I reheated leftovers the next day,the crust was still quite soft, but the texture was courser and exhibited more of the “ricey” taste we gluten free eaters have grown to recognize. But it still wasn’t bad. I was very impressed! Overall, a great product I will buy again
Sheri, from It’s Just Not Dinner gluten free blog also has some great things to say about this crust mix! Be sure to check it out!
Pros: a soft crust perfect for thicker crusted pizzas, nice flavor and texture fresh from the oven
Cons: Doesn’t crisp or brown on the bottom of the crust, long prep time
Rating: 4 1/2 stars
Where Can I Buy This Crust Mix?
Ingredients: organic white rice flour, organic potato starch flour, tapioca starch flour (contains sulfites), organic evaporated cane juice, organic soybean flour, sea salt, xanthan gum. Yeast Packet: active dry yeast.