Learn how to make your own glutenfree pizza dough with this recipe. Once you make this pizza, you’ll want to make it again every time because it’s so fluffy on the inside and so crispy on the outside – the perfect combination! This glutenfree pizza dough recipe is very easy.

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If you’re just starting to make your own gluten-free doughs, I recommend starting with a glutenfree breadstick or a pizza dough. Making pizza dough is very easy and doesn’t take a lot of time. This recipe will help you gain confidence in gluten-free doughs because it’s very elastic and easy to work with.

Normally gluten-free doughs tend to break or crumble and have no cohesion, but this dough is elastic. The key to making the dough elastic is to incorporate a gluten substitute such as psyllium husks into the dough. Psyllium is responsible for the cohesion and elasticity of the dough.

If you want to learn more about the Gluten substitutes check out this post: Types of gluten substitutes for gluten-free baking

TIPS for the best glutenfree pizza dough

Here are some tips to make a delicious and crunchy glutenfree pizza dough


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  1. Bake the pizza in two stages To prevent the pizza from being raw on the inside and burnt on the outside, bake it in two batches. First, bake the pizza for 7 minutes with a little tomato sauce and oil on top. Once the dough is a little browned and cooked, you add the rest of the ingredients, either cheese, sweet ham… In this way the dough is cooked inside and slightly crispy outside.
  2. Brush the edges of the dough with a little olive oil before baking.
    The olive oil will help you get crispy and tasty edges.
  3. Psyllium husk
    Don’t forget to add psyllium husk to the dough. It is an important ingredient to get an elastic dough that you can actually knead and work with.

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How to make a homemade glutenfree pizza dough

All the ingredients for baking this gluten free pizza dough recipe

A gluten substitute

To make an elastic (gluten-free) pizza dough that you can knead well, you need an ingredient to hold all the ingredients together. Gluten-free flours do not make a dough elastic. A gluten-free dough tends to break easily and is difficult to knead. To prevent your pizza dough from breaking, you need a gluten substitute. In this recipe, I used psyllium husk powder.

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Flours and starches for this gluten-free pizza

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you substitute the ingredients given in the recipe, you will not get the same result. With the substitutions I gave, you won’t get exactly the same result, but it’s close enough and you’ll get a good pizza dough (not the same, but good).

Don’t substitute starch for flour. Starch helps to get a soft and fluffy crumb.

Use flours and starches that are certified gluten-free and free of contaminants.

Here’s the video that teaches you how to make this glutenfree pizza dough recipe

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Step by step instructions for homemade gluten free pizza dough

Put the warm (or slightly warm) water, dry yeast and white sugar in a bowl. Stir, cover and let stand for 15 minutes until the yeast is activated.

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Once the yeast is activated, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix well and add the remaining ingredients, flours, starch, psyllium husks and salt.

Mix with a spatula until all ingredients are well incorporated.

Add another 2 tablespoons of olive oil and start kneading with your hands.

Form a ball and spread some olive oil on the bottom of the bowl and on the top of the dough (this will prevent it from drying out).

Cover the bowl and let the dough rest in a warm place for 1 to 2 hours or until you see that it has increased in volume.

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Sprinkle some flour on a table or wooden board. Put the dough on it, divide it into two halves and form a ball with each half.

Cover each ball and let it rest for about 30 minutes.

After this time, stretch the dough and shape it into a pizza using a rolling pin.

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Place the pizza dough on a baking sheet and brush the edges of the dough with a little olive oil and add some tomato sauce to the center of the pizza. The tomato sauce will prevent the dough from drying out during the first baking.

Bake the pizza for 7-10 minutes at 180ºC or until the edges are lightly browned.

Take the pizza out of the oven and spread some more tomato sauce and cheese on it. Bake again for about 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

When the pizzas are nicely browned and the cheese has melted, take the pizzas out of the oven and garnish with some oregano or fresh basil.

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FAQ

Can you freeze the dough?

Yes, you can freeze the pizza dough without any problems. Prepare the dough by following all the steps up to number 7. Stretch the dough and shape it into a pizza. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and freeze. I recommend that before freezing, you make sure you have a free compartment in the freezer so you can lay the dough flat and it won’t bend or deform.

Can I substitute psyllium husk powder?

No, psyllium husk powder cannot be substituted. It is an important ingredient to replace gluten and get an elastic and homogeneous dough. If you want, you can use psyllium husks, but you will have to add 1 or 2 grams more. Psyllium husks powder absorb much more water than psyllium husks.

If you don’t have psyllium husks, you could use xanthan gum, but I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH XANTHANUM GUM IS NEEDED TO REPLACE PSYLLIUM HUSK. I don’t recommend that you substitute psyllium husks.

Do not substitute psyllium husk powder for any other ingredient.

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Can yeast be substituted for sourdough?

Yes, you can substitute gluten-free sourdough for the yeast, but you will need to change the amount of water and flour in the dough. I am making several pizza dough experiments with sourdough right now. As soon as I finish it, I’ll post it here for you to check out.

Can I substitute the packet of dry yeast and use fresh yeast?

Yes, you can substitute the dry yeast, but I don’t know exactly how much fresh yeast you need.

Can I replace the packet of dry baker’s yeast and use baking powder?

No, you can’t replace the dry yeast with baking powder. In order for the pizza dough to ferment and rise well, you need dry yeast.

Do not substitute starch for fine flour.

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Gluten free Pizza dough

Yield: 2 pizza dough
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Delicious glutenfree pizza dough recipe

Ingredients

  • 145 gr tapioca starch
  • 100 gr brown rice flour
  • 40 gr sorghum flour
  • 20 gr corn starch
  • 4 tablespoons of oil (+ as much as you need for kneading)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 350 ml of water
  • 18 grams of psyllium husk (yes, I know, it's a lot of grams but it is really the key to get an elastic and easy to knead dough)
  • 1 and a half teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar
  • 1sachet of baker's dry yeast (8g)

Instructions

    1. In a bowl add the water, dry yeast and white sugar. Mix, cover and let stand for 15 minutes until the yeast is activated.

    2. Add the apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix well and add all the flours and salt.

    3. Add 2 more tablespoons of oil and knead with your hands directly from the bowl. Form a ball and spread olive oil on top of the dough (so it won't dry out while resting).

    4. Cover the dough and let it rest for 1-2 hours.

    5. Once the dough has risen, knead well (without adding flour) on a table.

    6.Divide the dough in two and form a ball with each half. Cover the balls and let rest for 30 minutes.

    7. Stretch the dough and shape it into a pizza. Spread olive oil around the edges and spread the tomato sauce in the middle of the pizza.

    8. Bake at 180ºC for 10 minutes or until the edges are done.

    9. Remove the pizza from the oven and spread some more tomato sauce and cheese on top. Bake again for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

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