I love love pizza, but every time I eat pizza I get a stomach ache or bloating and feel so uncomfortable. Instead of restricting myself and just not eating pizza because it makes me feel like this, I like to come up with alternative recipes so I can still enjoy the stuff I love but it doesn’t make me feel like crap.
For so long I have struggled to make cauliflower pizza bases, I have tried so many different recipes. Buying gluten free (GF) bases cost so much extra than normal bases as well, so having an alternative that is easy and tastes so good (and much more filling) makes me so happy- I can enjoy pizzas knowing they don’t contain any gluten, dairy, sugar and processed ingredients!
I’m thinking from now on I will upload a recipe every Sunday, what do you guys think? I have had some good feedback on raw desserts- is this most popular or should I focus on savoury recipes? What would you like to see please let me know! Today’s weekly Sunday recipe is an easy gourmet homemade pizza sauce that I made to go on top of this pizza base so keep an eye out for Sunday!
This recipe makes 1 large pizza base (or 2 small pizza bases)
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1 1/2 cauliflower flower (2 1/2 cups), blitzed/grated
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbl mixed herbs (optional)
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Pinch of salt
- preheat oven to 180 degrees C
- Add the almond meal, eggs, mixed herbs, baking powder, oil & salt into a mixing bowl
- Blitz the cauliflower in a food processor/blender (or even finely dice it) until rice-like consistency
- Steam the cauliflower for ~5 minutes until soft and let it cool
- Once cooled, place the cauliflower onto a clean tea towel or cloth and wring the towel out squeezing all the excess water out of it
- Once you feel like you can no longer squeeze any water out of the cauliflower add it to the previous bowl of ingredients
- Mix until it should feel like an oatmeal like consistency
- Line a pan with baking paper and spoon all the mixture onto the pan, spreading it out with your hands or the back of the spoon. Make sure it is all tightly packed together like shown in the image
- Spread it out thin or keep it thick- up to you. I kept mine quite thick and that way it stayed together better- see the photo below
- Cook in the oven for ~15- 20 minutes until solid enough and then take out, cool & add your toppings on top. I am releasing the recipe for this homemade pizza sauce on Sunday so stay tuned 😛