If I told you we could make a gluten-free, sourdough pizza crust at home, what would you think? We’re talking trendy restaurant quality right here! A soft, flavorful and nutritious pizza crust for all your pies.
Sourdough pizza is in vogue, and it’s because sourdough connects us with our roots; it’s artisanal bread at its greatest expression. There’s a problem, though; it has gluten and lots of it. It’s made with wheat flour, after all.
How to make a gluten-free sourdough pizza crust? Well, for starters, you need gluten-free flour, and that’s easier said than done. You need six ingredients to mirror wheat flour’s properties, and although it’s an extra step, you might want to skip, you can’t. You can’t make pizza crust without flour. There are few gluten-free store-bought flours in the market, so you can go with those too.
Once you have your flour, the only thing left to do is put together your pizza crust. This one we’ll make with a gluten-free sourdough starter, which is incredibly satisfying to make. Start with equal parts rice flour and water and allow the mixture to come to life at room temperature for a few days. Once the starter is alive, just feed it every day with fresh flour and water. It will keep indefinitely in the fridge as long as you continue feeding it. Discard some of it now and then to keep it small.
You’ll be amazed to see your starter go to work and leaven all your pizza crust dough. The result might not be as stretchy as regular dough, but it renders fantastic and healthier pizzas. Trust me; this pizza crust will take your baking to the next level.
For the gluten-free flour (2.5 cups):
For the pizza crust:
Pour the sourdough starter into a stand mixer and pour in the olive oil, salt and gluten-free flour. Mix at low speed until a dough forms. Form a ball and spray with the cooking oil.
Place in a mixing bowl, cover with a towel, and allow it to rise for one hour.
Flour a surface with the cornmeal and shape the dough into a pizza form.
Get your pizza sauce, toppings and cheese and prepare your pizza. Enjoy!