flax seed pizza crust

flax-seed-crust-pizzaYour stomach has grown, admit it.  After all the turkey, ham, scalloped potatoes, yams, hashbrowns for breakfast because why not it’s the holidays, yeah, it’s swimming with space.

You probably want something like pizza but totally don’t want to eat it because you feel like you’ve gone too far.

Well, that’s good, because this pizza will take you back down.  (But it still tastes great, rest assured!)

Upon returning home from a French-Grandma-created food holiday season in the Burgundy countryside (I ate a ton), I got diligent revising the Second Edition of the Bubble Child cookbook.  This little pizza was born from that.

Perhaps your eyes (like mine) are still bigger than your stomach after all of that celebrating.  Go’on… cure that with pizza.  The only thing too full will be your to-do-list of toppings after trying this crust.  The crust is naturally vegan but you can top it with whatever you like, of course.

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flax seed pizza crust

Serves 1 pizza crust
Prep time 3 hours, 20 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 3 hours, 35 minutes
Dietary Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Bread, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup whole flaxseeds
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 packet (8 oz) fresh yeast (baker's yeast)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons potato or arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 cup room temperature water
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Directions

Step 1 In a sauté pan, toast flaxseeds in 1 tbs. grapeseed oil over medium heat for about 1 minute, stirring constantly, or until you hear them start to pop like popcorn.  Immediately remove from heat add 1/4 cup + 2 tbs. water.  Blend in an electric blender until mixture is white in color and creamy.  Set aside.
Step 2 Combine yeast, flour, and starch in large bowl with a whisk.  Add 1/2 cup room temperature water and stir with a spatula for 2 minutes.  (Or in an electric mixer with a paddle attachment over low speed.)  Add honey or agave and salt.  Mix for another 6 minutes.  Mixture should be thickened enough to hold up a credit card if inserted.  Add vinegar and olive oil and mix for another 2 minutes.
Step 3 Form into a clean mound in the middle of the bowl and cover with a damp towel.  Let rise for 15 minutes.  Mix with spatula again, return to a clean mound, cover, and let rise for 2 hours covered with a damp towel.
Step 4 Mix with spatula again, and spread onto parchment paper in the size circle you want your pizza to be.  Cover with a damp towel (making sure it doesn’t touch the mixture) and let rise for another 30 minutes to an hour.
Step 5 Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit with your pizza pan or baking sheet already inside.  Remove baking sheet from oven, put parchment paper with pizza dough directly on top of hot sheet pan, and pre-cook for 5 minutes.  Remove, let cool a few minutes, and brush gently with olive oil.  Cover with desired toppings.  Bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until edges are browned, bottom is cooked, and toppings are crisped to your liking.

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