Sunday, August 30, 2009

SCD Pizza Crust at Last!




I have finally found a pizza crust that I love! I have been trying different recipes and variations for months now and tonight I hit the jackpot. This crust is quick to make, flavorful, and holds together like a real piece of pizza. I used Ina's Pesto, some leftover chicken pieces, red onion, fresh tomato and Parmesan cheese for toppings.

SCD Pizza Crust

2 c. almond flour
2 eggs
1/4 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1/8 tsp. garlic powder (optional)
pinch of salt
1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
4 tsp. olive oil

Combine all ingredients together and let rest 5 minutes. Stir dough, it should be as thick as cookie dough, if it isn't add more almond flour a tablespoon at a time until it is. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (I tried to bake it without the parchment and ended up with a mess). Place half the dough in a mound on one half of the sheet and the rest of the dough in a mound on the other half. Cover with plastic wrap and using your hand or a small rolling pin push/roll the dough into a circle (mine were about 8 inches each). Bake in a 400 degree oven for 6-8 minutes or until barely brown. Add desired toppings and bake 5-10 more minutes until golden.

Note: I tried freezing some of these crusts and they turned out great. Just bake for the first 6 minutes then cool. Store in an airtight container. Remove and let thaw, then top and bake.

35 comments:

  1. Is there a dairy free....casein free option for the parm cheese...?
    Thanks!!!

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  2. Hi Mel,
    There is a rice based Parmesan substitute I have seen at Whole Foods, I don't know if it is casein Free. Personally I would just leave it out, add some more seasonings and salt and see how it tastes. I am curious to know if you do how it turns out. Thanks for commenting!

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  3. This looks really good. We're big pizza fans and I'm always game to try out a SCD pizza recipe.

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  4. Hope you enjoy it Mrs. Ed, thanks for the comment!

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  5. Do you have a carb count for this?

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  6. yum! there is a local bakery here in Minneapolis, MN which caters to grain/gluten free folks and they have a frozen pizza crust that has similar ingredients, and i washoping to find a recipe, now I have! for anyone interested the bakery is > madwoman bakery

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  7. oh, for the carb count, the pizza crust from madwoman bakery says there is 1 gm sugar per crust.

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  8. As any one tried grilling their pizzas?
    Seems after the first round of baking in the oven, you could top the pizzas and place them on a hot grill?

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  9. Hi Nikita,
    I haven't tried grilling but I think it would be really good, kind of like a wood oven pizza. My grill is under a foot of snow right now but I can't wait for Spring to come so I can try it out. Thanks for the comments! Karen

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  10. I made this without the cheese in the crust, and it wasn't good. The crust was dense and there was a strong almond aftertaste. Definitely use the cheese in the crust.

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  11. Thanks for posting this, it is good to know it doesn't work.

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  12. Fantastic, made pizza for my 15 yr. old son. He has Crohns. topped it with ground beef, peppers and pineapple with brick cheese. Got a WOW response, thanks so much

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  13. Yea, I am so glad you found something he likes. It is so good to be able to make your kids something they love!

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  14. I tried this and it was great! Gordon and Eddie liked it too. I used 1.5 times the recipe and did a big pizza in the cookie sheet. I'm thinking it would make a great crust for savory tarts and pies, like spinach pie. I'll have to try it with some of my other recipes. Thanks!

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  15. This is inspiring and yummy looking. Thanks for the recipe idea. I will try and find a way to not use the dairy in the crust, but that shouldn't be too hard. Thanks!

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  16. Tried this tonight with the whole family. We are a large family (5 kids) so I doubled the recipe and put it on a cookie sheet (square pizza) - it turned out great and the kids all said they loved the crust (they are crust connoisseurs) - thanks so much for this! Going in our "favorite" recipe binder...

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  17. Where do you buy almond flour? I can only find almond meal which isn't the same thing.

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  18. The best Almond Flour I have found is at Honeyville Grains

    http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/blanchedalmondflour5lb.aspx

    Karen

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  19. This sounds *amazing*! We can't do nut flours :( Do you have a suggestion?
    Thanks!!!

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  21. Hi Jac, can you do coconut flour? I think it would work but you would have to play around with the amount. I also have this recipe on another blog http://glutenfreeheaven.blogspot.com/2008/07/reunited-and-it-feels-so-goodpizza.html

    It is made with rice and sorghum flour.

    Good Luck!

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  22. Hi,
    Here is the topping I used and my family loved it.
    Thank you for the great recipe.


    Shredded Chicken
    Red Onion 1/4
    Red pepper 1
    Tomato 1 large
    Cheddar Cheese 1/4 Cup
    Parmesan Cheese 4 tbsp
    Basil Leaves
    Olive Oil

    Seasoning Mix
    Oregano
    Basil
    Organic Tomato Ketchup
    Herbamare (Salt)
    Sea Kelp Seasoning
    Red Pepper Flakes
    Paprika
    Cayenne
    Worcestershire Sauce

    Mix the seasoning well with the shredded chicken. Let sit for a couple of minutes as you do the next step. Cut the Red pepper into thin and small bite sized pieces, place in a bowl and add small chopped chunks of tomato to the bowl. Slice the onion very thinly and add to the bowl, lastly, tear 10 basil leaves by hand and add to the bowl. Sprinkle 2 to 4 tbsp of olive oil and mix well.

    Spread chicken mixture over each pizza and then the veggies in the bowl over that. Lastly, sprinkle the cheddar and parmesan over, bake and enjoy!

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  23. Thanks Sona Noah, can't wait to give it a try!

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  24. no offense but you don't seem to have a clear picture of the proper SCD diet. Garlic powder, worcestershire sauce, rice based cheese substitute?? you are not practicing the SCD diet, please go back and read Breaking the Vicious Cycle. SCD is all or nothing, it's the only way it will work.

    Good luck

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  25. Just made this for my husband who is on SCD (and we split the pizza). Using the plastic wrap and the parchment paper is SO key. All of my previous pizzas have been sort of thick in the crust which gives them a strong almondy taste. This time I was able to get the dough very thin. I also used fresh oregano and dried basil/rosemary/thyme, which, in addition to the parmesan, helped the crust to have a real pizza flavor. I am overall satisfied with the crust recipe and this is definitely the best SCD pizza I have made. Thanks!

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  26. Do you think that goat milk cheese would serve as a substitute for the parm cheese in the dough recipe? My son can have raw goat milk cheese, but not parmesan. Thanks for this pizza dough recipe; you are giving me hope!

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  27. Hi PoetNessa,
    I do think the goat cheese would work, I does have more moisture than Parmesan so I would try a little less than 1/2 cup to keep the final dough workable. Give it a try and leave a comment letting us know. Thanks!

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  28. I am about a month new to the Scd diet which has completely put my Crohn's in check! I have not left my kitchen it seems with all of the recipes and expirimenting I have done lol. Been looking for a good sandwich bread and pizza dough. Can't wait to try so many of your recipes, in particular the coconut bread and this pizza dough! I tried a cauliflower pizza dough which I loved but the consistency and cheese was off a little. A little worried about how much cheese I have been ingesting, so, I am wondering if you have tried riced cauliflower in this recipe instead of the parm? I love cheese so much but would like to save it for the toppings and not feel like I over did it on cheese. I was thinking the cauliflower would help with that savory flavor but I am so new to this. What do you think? I am obsessed with riced cauliflower by the way lol!

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  29. Hi Michelle,
    I love your enthusiasm! It is so exciting when you find the diet that works for you. I haven't tried much with riced cauliflower but I say give it a try in place of the parmesan and let us know how it worked :)

    Thanks for your kind words,
    Karen

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    1. Hi Karen :)
      So I made 2 pizzas tonight with the cauliflower instead of parmesian. I think it turned out great. Alone you can taste the almond flour but once you put the toppings on it blends well! Thinking I am still going to play with the recipe and maybe try with a little more cauliflower and herbs. I am SUPER excited to tell you about my white sauce! I made the whipping cream yogurt and OMG! My new sour cream and everything else I would use a cream for. Mmmmmm especially stroganoff. Anyways, I used a big scoop of the whipping cream yogurt + a little scoop of scd mayo and a dash of garlic powder and onion powder. I spread it on the dough (which I flipped after initial cook), then flicked some minced garlic all over it. (tastes just like any white sauce pizza from a pizza place) Layered with provolone parmesian, chicken spinach garlic sausage, mushrooms, artichokes, onions , and red n green bell peppers.............drool ;)
      P.s. I am so in love with cauliflower rice! If you haven't tried it you should :) I just tried it the other day, sautéed onions n celery for a bit then added riced cauliflower n covered to steam for a bit.....so flavorful! Even my husband likes it and that's crazy! ;) Happy cooking!

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    2. Thanks for the update Michelle, I can't wait to try it. The white sauce sounds incredible, and your combination of toppings...I am headed to the store! So nice of you to share, thanks again, Karen

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  30. Really enjoyed this crust! A little too thick this time, will thin it more next time. Thank you for paring this.

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  31. The best scd pizza crust! Thank you soooo much!

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