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Thin Crust Coconut Flour Pizza Base 

We adore experimenting with new plant based pizza bases! No two pizza bases are ever the same. We can decide upon different thicknesses, different oils, different flours, different seasonings, between crust or no crust  – oh the decisions and choices are splendid! Any excuse to use our imagination!

This evening (mid-week) we were looking for a quite light and a not very crunchy base (since we are planning crunchy toppings!) 

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups of coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup of tapioca flour 
  • 1/2 cup of ground flax or linseed 
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons basil 
  • 1 cup of warm water

Add the coconut flour and tapioca flour first and sift through together, we find this really helps to ensure the flours are mixed thoroughly when kneading. Tapioca flour acts rather like a glue that holds everything together – the coconut flour is extremely powdery and not a replacement for ordinary flour. If you don’t have tapioca flour we sometimes use buckwheat instead.

Add the rest of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and knead well until it forms a dough. 

  

Then dust your pizza pan with a sprinkle of coconut flour to make sure the bottom doesn’t stick. 

 

 Now don’t worry if the dough is crumbly it won’t be when it bakes! However we find rather than rolling out into a flat dough we can just pour the mixture on top of our pizza pan and mould to the shape of the pan 

Press down the mixture by pressing lightly with your fingers on the mixture or small rolling pin. 
Then cook until base is solid and the base begins to crisp at edges – estimately 15-20 minutes.

Then spread your Perfect Pizza Sauce and simply add your toppings – as you can see below, we chose potato slices, Kale broccoli and onion for tonight’s pizza!  

D.E.Licious 👌😋 

  

Gluten-Free Deep Pan Chia Pizza Base

Ingredients:

Pizza crust:
2 cups of tapioca flour
1 cup of coconut flour
1 cup of warm water
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2/3 cup of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of mixed herbs
2 teaspoons of sea salt

1. Add both flours in a mixing bowl and mix together so both flours are fully integrated.
2. Add rest of ingredients and mix until a dough is formed
3. Pour mixture onto your pizza pan
4. Knead dough into a flat base on your pan working from the Middle to the edges.
5. Fold the edges with your fingers and neaten to make a ‘pizza crust
5. Cook for 30 minutes on 200 degrees or until the crust begins to brown.

Your pizza crust is now ready for Pizza Sauce and toppings! – Why not try Vegan Kale and Courgette Pizza

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Chia Seed Dough Balls

This starter side dish is so delicious to eat! It’s a warm and crispy nutritious treat.

Ingredients

1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup of warm water
1/3 cup of chia seeds
1/3 cup of coconut flour
1 cup of tapioca flour
1 tablespoon of mixed herbs
1 teaspoon of sea salt

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 35 minutes

1. Mix together the flours so their completely sifted through, then add chia seeds, oil, salt herbs and warm water too.
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2. Mix together until it forms a soft sticky dough (add a little more coconut flour if it gets too watery though)
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3. Then roll mixture into balls and place on a non-stick tray…
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4. …And bake for 35 minutes at 200 degrees and voila wayheeeey!
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