Monday, January 21, 2013
now you can easily make gluten free pizza at home with cup4cup!
The Cup4Cup Company recently sent me their new pizza mix to try and I am pretty excited about it! When I was diagnosed with celiac over 20 years ago it was so hard to eat the kinds of food that others got to enjoy on a daily basis, like pizza. Over the years I've worked with different recipes that have been difficult and ended with less than desired results. Therefore it came to the point where I would only try to make pizza once a year or so. It was discouraging. I would see fabulous pizza recipes online or in magazines and I was dying for an easy crust so that I could add those toppings to my own pizzas at home as well.
Well let me tell you, this pizza mix is the answer! It truly makes up in a jiffy and is SO easy to roll out it literally took me about 5 minutes! Right now it's available only through Williams Sonoma but the cup4cup company is working to expand its availability! You MUST try this! I am one that LOVES to support companies that work to make eating gluten free at home an easy task.
For the Pizza:
1 pkg cup4cup pizza crust mix
This pizza sauce recipe:
2 T extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
1 28- oz can San Marzano whole, peeled tomatoes with their juice
1 t coarse salt
Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat with the garlic. Add the tomatoes and their juice and salt and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let the sauce simmer for 1 hour. Cool it to room temperature and puree in the blender.
2 cups shredded Fontina Cheese
1 ripe tomatoe, thinly sliced
1/4 small red onion, halved and cut into paper-thin slices
1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved
1 cup baby arugula
2 T finely shredded fresh basil
Fine sea salt, to taste
For our pizza, I baked the crust according to package directions on my Emile Henry pizza stone which is amazing! If you like to grill your pizza outdoors I would totally recommend this pizza stone!
After baking, I added the pizza sauce, red onion, tomatoes, and fontina cheese on top. I returned the pizza to the oven according to package directions and baked until the cheese was bubbly and slightly browning around the edges. After removing from the oven I added the sliced olives over the top, shredded basil, and baby arugula. Delicious!
I made a 2nd pizza for my girls with pepperoni and mozzarella but our whole family agreed that the pizza with all the "gourmet" ingredients was tastier!
This is something I will be keeping in my pantry! It makes enjoying gluten free pizza SO easy!