Friday, April 9, 2010
BBQ Grilled Vegetable Pizza
Are you a thick crust or thin crust pizza person?  I guess for me, it depends on the toppings.  Since we have been playing around with our pizza toppings lately, I went super thin on this one and I absolutely loved it.  The crust is my go to gluten free whole grain recipe and it was a perfect match for the heavy toppings!  You know it's good when you are sad that it is all gone!
We had leftover grilled zucchini and squash from dinner a couple of nights ago and the guys were having BBQ chicken pizzas.  I like to eat somewhat like they do (minus the meat), so I put this baby together.  It was a perfect dinner for a warm spring evening.  Grilled onions would have been a great addition to this, but since we were reinventing leftovers...I used what I had on hand.
I made a slight change to my original dough recipe that I really liked.  I added a little more yeast to give it a little more lift.  Gluten free dough is a little different since it does not rise as much, so the additional yeast really helped in the lift and flavor.

Flax Chickpea Oat Flatbread
(2 large servings)

1 cup oats (blend in the food processor for a second if using whole oats)
6 TBSP chickpea flour or garfava flour
2 tsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup warm water (about 100-110 degrees)
2 TBSP flax meal

Mix flax meal and warm water.  Combine the oats, chickpea flour, yeast and salt in a bowl.  Then add the flax mixture to the dry mixture.  Mix it together really well for a minute to get everything mixed well and to agitate the yeast. Cover with a towel and put in a warm place for 30 minutes to an hour while you work on the other ingredients and preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Then pour the dough onto the lined baking sheet. Wet your hands and flatten the dough to make a round. It will be thinner in texture than regular pizza dough, but it will flatten out into a nice circle just make sure you keep your hands wet. Make it as thin as you like. Bake 425 degrees for 5 minutes. Then top it with your favorite toppings and bake for 10 more or until the dough is nice and crispy on the bottom.

So, what is your favorite pizza topping?  I always need good suggestions!

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