I strayed from this week's Healthy Bread in 5 assignment. I'm not really interested in trying gluten-free recipes; thankfully, neither my husband nor I have glutten allergies. I thought this would be a good week to try the olive oil pizza crust recipes in the "Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day" cookbook, which I bought at the same time as HBin5.
The whole reason I decided to splurge on a baking stone was so I could make restaurant-quality pizza at home. We don't have a pizza delivery place in my town, so we have to make do with ingredients we can find in our little grocery store.
I'm happy to report that the ABin5 pizza dough turned out amazing! I had a little trouble rolling it out to 1/4-inch thickness as was recommended in the book. I don't have enough counter space to roll dough easily. And when I tried to slide my first pizza off the peel onto the stone, an edge of the pizza rolled under, and then the cheese ended up sticking to the stone, so I couldn't get the pizza easily off the stone. But after some wiggling with a spatula, the pizza finally came off the stone. And it looked beautiful!
I ended up making two medium-size pizzas - a pepperoni and a "taco" with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato and doritos added after baking. My husband ended up eating nearly an entire pizza by himself.
Again, I can't get over how easy these pizzas are. The last time I made pizza dough this fall I accidentally let rise for too long, and I had to mix up another batch last minute. It's so much easier just to mix the dough in a bucket and then let it rise in the fridge. These no-knead recipes are terrific!
Please visit Big Black Dog to see how the other bloggers fared with their gluten-free recipes.