This is a straight steal from the recipe on A Life In Food’s blog
I love this recipe because the ingredients are basically bread flour and water – and whatever else you want to bung in. When discussed with @alifeinfood on Twitter we also realised it could make a good GF pizza base!
This is a straight copy and paste from his website and the link at the top takes you there. I’ve also posted his link on the GF recipe post rather than this one. After all, it’s his recipe!
But I wanted to share with you how mine turned out.
- 150g gluten free White bread flour
- Warm water
- Olive oil
- Cup of grated cheddar / couple of spoons of parmesan
- sea salt
- 1/2tsp cumin seeds
- Sundried tomatoes
- Anything else you can think of!
- Preheat the grill to as hot as it will go.
- Add water gradually to the flour in a bowl and mix until the mixture is the consistency of creamed butter and sugar (i.e. like cake mixture).
- I added the cheese at this point and will try a little ketchup next time. This is the time you want anything that will be cooked into the bread to be added
- Oil a baking tray (or grill pan) with the olive oil. Spoon the mixture roughly on to the tray, then drizzle oil over the top. Oil your hands too.
- With your hands, flatten the mixture out into a rough rectangle - it should be as thin as you can get it, with areas where the dough is almost translucent (“windowpaning”).
- Sprinkle sea salt over the top and then put under the grill. Keep an eye on it - the dough will start to bubble and char in places – take it out and turn it over.
- Before the dough is charring on the other side, take it out and scatter cumin seeds over the flatbread, then place back under the grill until it is lightly charred.
- Cut into smaller rectangles and scatter with parsley or basil. Serve immediately with soup or dips.
This makes a lovely crispy almost naan type bread. The little one loved it. What I like is that it is essentially only 2 ingredients and very quick to make. By the time you’ve added flavourings it doesn’t taste at all like a Gluten Free bread.
To turn it into a pizza
Just do all of the above, add your topping of choice (this one has tomato, then cheese, then chicken) and grill for a couple more minutes.
It is TOTALLY delicious. In fact we all ate it for lunch and it’s as good as any other pizza. What I love is that it is a ‘cupboard’ meal. I always have water and flour and cheese in. So easy