Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
In recent years people have tried harder and harder to find healthier alternatives to their favourite foods especially if you’re looking for a gluten free substitute. One popular recipe at the minute is a Cauliflower Pizza Base. We decided to test all the hype and see if it really does taste as good as they say!
Having made them, on reflection we think this was a good alternative to a standard pizza base and it’s particularly great for people who can’t eat gluten however if you put a deep dish pepperoni in front of us, you can probably guess which one we would choose.
- 2 Cauliflower Heads
- 1 Egg
- 100g of Parmesan
- Tbsp Olive Oil
- Mixed Herbs
- Salt and Pepper to season
- Passata Sauce or Tomato Puree
- Cheddar Cheese
- Other toppings of your choice: Pepperoni, Chorizo, Ham, Mushrooms, Peppers, Onions, Olives, Anchovies etc
Chop the cauliflower up into smaller chunks and put it in a food processor. Blend it up until it’s a fine crumb.
Take the cauliflower out and place it in the middle of a clean tea towel. Roll the corners of the tea towel up to form a ball at the bottom. Wring the tea towel over a sink to remove all the moisture in the cauliflower. Repeat this process quite a few times, you’ll find it surprising how much water cauliflower contains!
Once you think you’ve removed most of the moisture, empty the cauliflower out into a mixing bowl. Grate your parmesan into the bowl, add the egg and your mixed herbs, drizzle olive oil into the bowl and then mix all the ingredients together until it forms a ball.
You can make roughly 3 medium sized pizzas out of this mix so break the ball of dough into 3 parts and pat each one out into a circle onto greaseproof paper.
Place on a baking tray and bake blind for 10 minutes at 180 degress c to crisp up the bases.
Take the bases out the oven and then you can start adding your toppings. Spread your tomato sauce on the base, sprinkle with mozzarella and cheddar, then it’s time for the fun part!
Go wild with your toppings, add anything that takes your fancy. Be careful not to make the toppings too heavy as these bases are more delicate than your average pizza base.
Place back in the oven for another 10 mins and they should come out golden brown and ready to serve, enjoy!