Buckwheat Pizza Dough (Gluten Free)

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A wonderful gluten-free recipe using the traditional pizza dough making method. This recipe gives your body a break from the rigors of digesting wheat & makes sure that those with coeliac disease don't miss out.

I topped mine with organic mozzarella, ricotta, mushrooms, kale, semi-dried tomatoes, broccoli, garlic & cranberries - Yum!

Buckwheat flour is not wheat at all, or even a grain. It's actually a seed that is also available as granules (called "groats") that can be prepared like rice and served in the same capacity.

You can find this flour in the health food section of supermarkets, however, purchasing from a bulk food store or online will always save you some dollars.

Preparation Time: 90 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes
Makes: 2-3 servings

7g (2 1/2 tsp) dry yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1/2 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups buckwheat flour
pinch salt

buckwheat pizza dough ingredients

Place sugar, yeast & 1 tsp of buckwheat flour in a cup or small bowl. Gradually add the water and leave to rest in a warm spot (if possible) for at least 10 minutes, or until the mix bubbles or foams.

The yeast will activate in the warm water and consume the sugar to create gas which aerates the mix

Meanwhile, combine buckwheat flour & salt in a large bowl, stir and make a well in the centre. Pour in the yeast water mixture and the olive oil. Using a sturdy spoon or your hands, stir the flour into the liquids until all is combined.

Use extra buckwheat flour to lightly flour a clean cutting board or surface. Knead the dough for 10 minutes, adding extra flour to prevent sticking and form into a round ball. Use your hands to lightly coat the ball in oil, return dough to the mixing bowl and cover with a damp tea towel. Place in a warm spot to rise for at least 1 hour, or until approximately doubled in size.

Preheat the oven to 250C. Use your hands to flatten the dough, spread and press the dough out into an oiled pizza pan. If you are using a pizza stone, place it into the cold oven, then switch on to heat. The dough will need to be formed into a round base using the above method. However, do this onto non-stick baking paper and transfer onto the stone when ready.

Add your topping as you normally would and cook in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes, or until the cheese is brown and bubbling.

Remove from the oven, slice and serve!

buckwheat pizza dough ingredients

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