When I first went gluten free I missed pizza. I used to really enjoy pizza and wine night with friends. I also enjoyed the simplicity of grabbing a slice pretty much anywhere in the world if I was looking for a fast and simple meal. I’m sure many of you feel the same way.
A number of restaurants offer gluten free options but more often than not the threat of cross contamination means that we celiacs can’t risk eating there. Often even if I do find a safe place to eat gluten free pizza, it’s crazy expensive just simply because it’s gluten free. So where does a celiac find safe and delicious gluten free pizza without spending a fortune? We make it ourselves!
Last week we had a couple of friends staying with us, one of whom is celiac. One night she offered to make us gluten free pizza using Chebe, a Brazilian bread mix. When making gluten free pizza it’s all about how the base turns out and this bread mix makes a fantastic, gluten free base! It was completely amazing and one of the best pizzas I’ve ever eaten, gluten free or gluten filled. Thanks, Meagan! I hope you enjoy it.
- Chebe cheese bread mix
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup hard cheese
- Pizza sauce (For this we used a jar of certified gluten free, organic pizza sauce but sometimes I make it with tomato paste, olive oil, garlic and herbs)
- Cheese – grated
- Your favourite toppings
How to make it
- Preheat oven to 375 F
- Mix Chebe with oil, cheese and eggs
- Mix in 1/4 cup of water and knead dough until smooth
- Roll into pizza base and place in oven on pizza pan
- Cook for 10 minutes before adding toppings
- Cover base with pizza sauce
- Sprinkle with garlic then add cheese
- Complete with your favourite toppings (I’m all about the ham and pineapple or mushrooms and peppers!)
- Cook for 20-30 minutes
- Serve and enjoy!