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Gluten-free vegan pizza

If you’re gluten-free, you’ll know the struggle of finding gluten-free pizza that tastes as good as non-gluten-free pizza. And, howย about theย struggle of trying to make it yourself? I’ve tried hundreds of recipes and the end result has never been worth the struggle … until now.

OK, so it might not taste exactly the same as non-gluten-free pizza, but it’s the best (and easiest!) version I’ve reached, and I’m excited to share it with you at last. Especially when you can make it in the time it would take your local pizza joint to deliver a gluten-free vegan pizza that leaves youย feeling unsatisfied (we’ve all been there).

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Gluten-free vegan pizza
Serves 2-3

For the base:
1 3/4 cup gluten-free plain flour
1/2 cup glutinous rice flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 cup water
Pinch of salt

For the toppings:
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp oregano, dried
3-4 basil leaves, finely sliced
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
Pinch fennel seeds
1 tsp salt
1/2 red onion, finely sliced
1 tomato, sliced
50g Notzarella, or other vegan cheese

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees C.

Mix flours, almond meal and garlic powder in a bowl to remove any lumps then add the wet ingredients and pinch of salt. Mix until combined.

Lay a sheet of baking paper on a round baking tray and wet your hands to scoop the dough out of your mixing bowl and shape on the tray. If the dough starts to stick to your hands halfway through, just wet your hands again. Once you have the dough to a good thickness (about half a centimetre), pop it in the oven for 5-8 minutes.

While the base is cooking, mix together tomato paste, oregano, basil and water in a small bowl until a runny paste, set aside. Then place nutritional yeast, fennel seeds and salt in a mortar and pestle and roughly grind, and set aside.

Take your base out of the oven and generously spread tomato paste mix over it with the back of a dessert spoon. You can go as close to the crust as you prefer. Then, sprinkle over the nutritional yeast mix, and add the red onion, tomato and Notzarella.

Return to the oven for another 10-15 minutes until toppings have browned and crust starts to get golden.

Let sit 2 minutes before slicing and serving. Best served warm.

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