Monday, March 18, 2013
Oh So Easy Mini Coconut Flour Pizzas
In fact, this is so easy, you could manage fresh pizza anywhere you happen to have a microwave or a toaster oven. Woohoo--hotel rooms, dorm rooms, office kitchens. You get it. Remember the 2 Minute Coconut Flour Bread? This is similar, but baked in very thin small rounds rather than a mug or bowl. The result is a mini pizza crust that stands up to hand holding. Very good idea for lunch. I tried it both ways, and I prefer the toaster oven version, but the microwave version is a bit thicker. Try both ways and see which you prefer. (Unless you are a pizza snob, and then, think long and hard before attempting--this is coconut flour afterall and will never have that gluten mouthfeel) Be sure to have some parchment paper. I found that the Dollar Tree now carries this! It is pre-cut into cookie sheet size. Very convenient. I cut one sheet in half then half again for the mini pizzas.They worked great.
Oh So Easy Mini Coconut Flour Pizza Crust
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp butter flavoring
2 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in olive oil and butter flavoring. Sprinkle the coconut flour, baking powder and garlic powder over the top of the eggs. Whisk wet and dry ingredients together well. Let mixture stand 3 minutes, then stir again.
Place a square of parchment paper on a microwavable plate. Place about two heaping tablespoons of batter onto the paper. Use the back of the spoon to spread the batter into a very thin circle about the size of a large burger bun. Microwave on full power for about one minute and 20 seconds. Flip the hot crust over to cool and crisp. Repeat with remaining batter. It is fine to use the same parchment.
For each mini pizza, add a slice of cheese, sauce and meat and vegetable toppings. Return to the microwave and cook until cheese is melted. The cheese placed next to the crust helps keep it from absorbing the sauce and getting soggy.
Toaster Oven Version:
Place a square of parchment onto a toaster oven pan. Place about two heaping tablespoons of batter onto the paper. Use the back of the spoon to spread the batter into a very thin circle about the size of a large burger bun. You should be able to get two crusts per pan. Set toaster oven to the medium dark toast selection. Toast. Remove and flip crusts over. Toast again, but remove the crust about midway through toasting cycle. Repeat with the remaining batter.
For each mini pizza, add a slice of cheese, sauce and meat and vegetable toppings. Return to the toaster oven and toast until cheese is melted. The cheese placed next to the crust helps keep it from absorbing the sauce and getting soggy.
This recipe makes 4 mini pizza crusts, so feel free to half it if you are cooking for one. The crusts are much better eaten right away. They tend to get dry and more crumbly after an hour or more. So eat 'em up while they are fresh.