Quick & Easy Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

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Maintaining a gluten-free diet doesn’t have to mean giving up your favorite foods. Our Cup4Cup gluten-free pizza crust mix is custom-blended using the Cup4Cup flour created by chefs Lena Kwak and Thomas Keller, and it makes a crisp, golden pizza crust with just a few ingredients. Pile on your favorite toppings and bake a pie everyone will love — not just those avoiding gluten.


Try it yourself with the recipe below, and watch the video at the bottom of this post to see Kwak’s gluten-free pizza demo.


Gluten-Free Pizza Dough


1 package Cup4Cup Pizza Crust Mix

1 yeast packet (included)

1 cup (250 ml.) warm water (95 degrees F/35 degrees C)

1 egg

2 1/2 Tbs. olive oil


Instructions: Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. If using pizza stone, place on bottom rack of oven.


1. Mix together Cup4Cup Pizza Crust Mix and yeast in a large bowl. Add water and egg to the dry ingredients. Using a fork, stir until the dough is shaggy, then knead using your hands until dough is a uniform consistency.


2. Divide dough in half and roll each half into a ball. Wrap one dough ball in plastic wrap and set aside until ready to repeat steps 3 through 8 (uncooked dough is best stored in the refrigerator and used within 24 hours). Place the other dough ball onto a sheet of parchment paper or a silicone mat.


3. Roll the dough into a 14-inch (35 cm.) circle about 1/8 inch (3 mm.) thick without using any additional dry ingredients for dusting. Fold down 1 inch (2.5 cm.) of the circle’s outer edge all around to create a ridge, pinching well to seal.


4. Pour 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil onto a half sheet pan. Transfer the round to the oiled pan. Spread 1 tablespoon of olive oil evenly on top of the dough. Prick all over with a fork.


5. Prebake in the oven to 8-10 minutes until crust is light golden brown. Remove from oven.


6. Top the cooked crust with your favorite toppings


7. Transfer pizza onto the heated pizza stone or bake directly on a rack in the top half of the oven. Cook until toppings are melted and bubbling.


8. Slice and enjoy!



Here’s a bonus tip from Kwak: To make crackers and flatbreads, follow the exact instructions for the pizza dough. Then roll out the dough paper-thin until you can almost see through it, or roughly 1/16th of an inch. (You will need to use Cup4Cup multi-purpose flour to dust so you are able to get to that thinness without sticking.) Oil a sheet pan and either lay out the sheet of thin dough or cut out shapes — whichever you prefer. Make sure to coat the tops as well with oil, then season with your favorite spices. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until golden brown, roughly 10-15 minutes.

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