Posted on | March 8, 2012 | Comments Off
Taste of Gluten Free sent us a pizza crust to try. I always get nervous with pizza crusts. I have had too many experiences where the crust is hard, crunchy, and has a weird taste to it. I was hoping that this pizza mix didn”t end up like the rest.
This mix retails for $5.00 for a 12 ounce mix, that makes one large pizza or three nine inch mini pizzas.
To prepare the crust I first mixed 2 t vinegar, 2 t oil, and 1 1/3 c warm water. Then I added the dry mix.
I bought a new pizza stone, and placed the dough directly onto it. The pizza dough felt pretty sticky, and I had to wet my hands so the dough didn”t stick to my hands. I placed the pizza into a preheated 450 degree oven for 10 minutes. I then added the toppings which consisted of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, ham, green peppers and fresh mushrooms. I then placed the pizza back in the oven for 20 minutes.
I was surprised at how well the crust held up to the toppings. Although the pizza bent under the weight of the toppings, it did not break. I took a bite and was in love. The crust is soft and chewy. But, not so soft where it falls apart. I found that the edges were a little crispy, but still chewy. There was italian seasoning in the crust which added flavor to an otherwise bland crust. Although I love this crust, my gluten eating husband said it was too chewy and that the taste was a little off.
This pizza crust cooked perfectly on my pizza stone. When I try this crust again, I want to try it on a regular cookie sheet to see if the results are the same.
Rating: 4 stars
Pros: soft and chewy crust with nice flavor
Cons: gluten eater said it was too chewy, with a funny taste
Review submitted by Kristina
Ingredients: rice flour, tapioca starch, dry milk powder, yeast, xanthan gum, gelatin powder, italian seasoning, salt, sugar
No nutritional facts provided
Interested in trying this mix? It may be purchased from tasteofglutenfree.net