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Gluten Free Pizza Dough

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Are you looking for a mix-up to your family’s pizza night tradition? Look no further than our Gluten Free Pizza Dough, featuring the perfect blend of flavors and a fluffy, chewy crust that will have you craving more. This recipe has been a labor of love! Lots of trial and error but the finished pizza dough is incredible! The perfect vessel for all your favorite toppings, especially for this BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza.

With the freedom to make the dough exactly how you like it, you might not ever be able to order pizza again!

This easy-to-follow recipe allows you to create a pizza masterpiece in the comfort of your own kitchen. This would be a fun recipe to try out when you have several people over who all like different types of pizza. You can make one large pizza crust or several small ones, giving everyone the opportunity to personalize their pizza.

Why You’ll Love Our Gluten Free Pizza Dough

  • Easy to Make: Our Pizza Dough recipe is beginner-friendly, making it accessible to cooks of all skill levels. With step-by-step instructions, you’ll be whipping up pizza dough like a pro in no time.
  • Delicious and Versatile: This dough serves as the canvas for your pizza creations, allowing you to customize it with your favorite toppings. Whether you’re into classic margherita or adventurous combinations, this dough will carry the flavors beautifully.
  • Sweet and Savory: Thanks to a touch of sugar, our pizza dough has a subtle sweetness that balances perfectly with savory toppings. It’s a flavor combination that’s simply irresistible.
  • Perfect for Recipes: Beyond traditional pizza, this dough can be used for various recipes. Try it for calzones, stromboli, or even as a base for creative dessert pizzas with sweet toppings.
  • Impress Your Guests: Hosting a pizza night or a casual get-together? Making your own pizza dough will surely impress your friends and family. Plus, you can personalize each pizza to suit everyone’s tastes. Spice up your next book club with a build-your-own pizza spread.

What You Need To Make This Pizza Dough

  • Small bowl
  • Medium bowl
  • Mixer
  • Glass bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • Draft-free area for the dough to rise
  • Flat work surface
  • Baking steel or pizza stone

Ingredients You Need to Make This Pizza Dough

  • Gluten-free bread flour
  • Sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • Instant yeast
  • Olive oil
  • Warm water (110 degrees)
  • Sparkling water

How To Make This Pizza Dough

Activate the Yeast

In a small bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and instant yeast.

Mix and let it sit for 5 minutes until the top becomes very foamy.

Prepare the Dry Ingredients:

In a separate bowl, add the gluten-free bread flour and kosher salt.

Mix well.

Mix the Dough

To the bowl with the dry ingredients, add the sparkling water, the activated yeast mixture, and olive oil.

Turn on a mixer to setting 2 and knead the dough for 3 minutes until it’s sticky and holding its shape.

Rise the Dough

Brush a glass bowl with olive oil and place the dough in the bowl.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set it aside in a draft-free area for 3 hours, allowing it to double in size.

Prepare the Pizza Dough

Lightly flour a work surface.

Gently work the dough with your hands to shape it. Be gentle to keep the air in the dough.

Preheat and Bake

Preheat your baking steel or pizza stone to 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Reduce the heat to 425 degrees.

Place your prepared dough on the stone.

Bake for 10 minutes to partially cook the crust.

Add your desired pizza toppings.

Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, depending on how thin your crust is, until the top crust is lightly browned.

Optional Finishing Touch

If desired, you can melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder. Mix well and brush the crust when the pizza is out of the oven.

Enjoy!

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use regular bread flour instead of gluten-free bread flour?

While this recipe is tailored for gluten-free bread flour, you can certainly experiment with regular bread flour if you don’t have dietary restrictions. The textures may differ slightly, but it should still yield a delicious pizza dough.

What is the purpose of sparkling water in the dough?

Sparkling water adds lightness and airiness to the dough, resulting in a delightful texture. It’s a secret ingredient that takes this crust to the next level of taste and texture.

Can I freeze the pizza dough for later use?

Yes, you can freeze the dough. After the initial rise, divide it into portions, wrap them in plastic, and place them in an airtight container or freezer bag. When you’re ready to use it, thaw in the refrigerator and proceed with the baking instructions.

How can I store leftover pizza made with this dough?

Store any leftover pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave for a quick and delicious meal.

Pizza Dough

This recipe has been a labor of love! Lots of trial and error but the finished pizza dough is incredible! The perfect vessel for all your favorite toppings.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pizza Dough
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Rise Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 1 pizza crust
Calories: 1179kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ cup warm water 110 degrees
  • ¼ cup sparkling water

Instructions

Activate the Yeast

  • In a small bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and instant yeast.
  • Mix and let it sit for 5 minutes until the top becomes very foamy.

Prepare the Dry Ingredients

  • In a separate bowl, add the gluten-free bread flour and kosher salt.
  • Mix well.

Mix the Dough

  • To the bowl with the dry ingredients, add the sparkling water, the activated yeast mixture, and olive oil.
  • Turn on a mixer to setting 2 and knead the dough for 3 minutes until it’s sticky and holding its shape.

Rise the Dough

  • Brush a glass bowl with olive oil and place the dough in the bowl.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set it aside in a draft-free area for 3 hours, allowing it to double in size.

Prepare the Pizza Dough

  • Lightly flour a work surface.
  • Gently work the dough with your hands to shape it. Be gentle to keep the air in the dough.

Preheat and Bake

  • Preheat your baking steel or pizza stone to 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Reduce the heat to 425 degrees.
  • Place your prepared dough on the stone.
  • Bake for 10 minutes to partially cook the crust.
  • Add your desired pizza toppings.
  • Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, depending on how thin your crust is, until the top crust is lightly browned.
  • If desired, you can melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder. Mix well and brush the crust when the pizza is out of the oven.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Pizza | Calories: 1179kcal | Carbohydrates: 207g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Sodium: 2352mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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