If my husband could once again eat gluten, the first thing he would do is order himself a deep-dish pizza from Pizza Hut.
Therefore, once again, I have taken on the challenge to make one of his favorite foods gluten-free. First, I need to let you know that this gluten-free deep dish pizza is amazing! It’s thick and soft. It stays together when you pick it up. It isn’t crumbly but it also isn’t dense. Seriously, this is just how a pizza crust should be!
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I originally went to Pinterest to look for a gluten-free deep dish pizza recipe and was surprised that there really wasn’t anything. So I had to come up with my own. I decided to to try to use the same dough from my gluten-free bread recipe. That recipe is made using a bread machine, but it wasn’t hard to convert it to pizza dough.
Very seldom do I make homemade bread so I totally guessed at how long to let the dough rise and punching it down all that complicated stuff that comes with making the dough. However, I’ve made this twice now and both times it has turned out perfectly!!! Therefore, I know it works!
- 1-2/3 cup warm water (between 110-115 degrees F)
- 1-1/2 tablespoons yeast
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 eggs, room temperature
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 2 cups rice flour
- 1/2 cup potato starch
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 1/3 cup powdered milk
- 2-1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- Start by proofing your yeast. Combine sugar, water, and yeast in a bowl. Cover and sit in a warm area for 15 minutes.
- Then combine it with the rest of your liquid ingredients.
- Mix all the dry ingredients together.
- Add the wet and dry ingredients and mix together in a large mixing bowl.
- Brush some olive oil on top of your dough to keep it from getting crusty while it rises.
- Cover your bowl with a clean towel or plastic wrap and set it in a warm area. I set mine in the oven (turned off) with the oven light on. If it was summertime I would place it either in a sunny window or in the garage.
- Let it rise for 40 minutes.
- Gently stir it just a few times.
- Let it rise for another 40 minutes.
- Divide dough in half
- Place one of the halves in a 12″ Pizza Pan. I used a silicone pan. I love baking with silicone products because nothing sticks to them! This recipe will make two 12″ pizzas.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F– or until it starts to look golden.
- Remove from silicone pan and flip upside down. Place on a wire rack and bake for another 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
- Add your sauce and all your favorite toppings!
- Bake for 5-10 more minutes until cheese is melted.
P.S. Be sure to check out the BBQ Chicken Pizza I made using this same crust. It was AMAZING!!