( FYI… While I have friends who do have special dietary needs, I do not. I simply wanted to deconstruct and try something new )
In her recipe she says to bake the mixture on parchment paper. I didn’t have any so I used aluminum foil.
Even with though I brushed olive oil on the foil, it still stuck. ( parchment paper is now on my grocery list )
I tried a second batch on a silpat liner, adding 1/4 cup of freshly shredded Parmesan cheese ( knowing how parm melts and the hardens when cool). It was perfect!
Cauliflower pizza crust ( Original recipe here courtesy of Detoxinista)
2 cups cauliflower, riced ( cooked cauliflower pulsed in a food processor until it looks like grains of rice)
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup soft goat cheese
Sea salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Once cauliflower is riced, place in fine mesh strainer and using a soft spatula, press as much fluid out as possible. ( that’s the key to the crisp crust )
Then take the cauliflower mixture and roll in paper towels until it’s super- dry
Mix all ingredients together.
Using your hands, spread the mixture on parchment paper ( don’t skip this part 😁)
Bake at 400 for 25-45 minutes, depending on thickness of crust. ( I like mine thin, it was done in 25 minutes… She made a thicker crust, so I’m sure that was closer to 45 minutes.
Remove from over and top with toppings
I used a fresh tomato, diced , seasoned with salt and pepper ( salt draws out extra liquid) for 5 minutes, then squeeze out extra liquid
A few pieces of fresh mozzarella
Back in the oven under the broiler until cheeses melt
Top with crumbled procuitto di Parma, shredded basil, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
Now, my crust was a little bit to dark around the edges but I’m pretty sure that had to do with the foil. Does this taste like a traditional pizza crust? No. Is this tasty? YES! It’s really really good! And it feels pizza like since you can pick it up and eat it.
The crust itself is fantastic, you could eat it like a cracker with hummus perhaps? But adding the pizza topping s made it over the top.