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Pillsbury Gluten Free Pizza Dough!

22 Sep

Ok, so I haven’t posted in awhile… It’s definitely not due to a lack of crazy meal attempts just a lack of time to write about them. However, while this pizza is busy baking

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I figured I could take a few minutes to share my obvious blunder so you don’t repeat it!

Well to begin with the directions say to grease your hands and the baking sheet before pressing out the dough and baking it. Easy enough right. Wrong! My go to oil currently is coconut oil. Unfortunately, coconut oil solidifies below 76 F. So as I attempted to press this cold clump of dough out into a nice flat disk on my cutting board it solidified the oil beneath it and stuck. I was pressing it out on my plastic cutting board thinking I would be able to slide it off onto my hot baking stone that was warming in the oven. Bad idea…

Luckily, I was using one of those very thin flexible plastic cutting boards. So to get the pizza crust off the cutting board I placed it on my glass top stove which always heats up slightly when the oven is on. By the time the oven was preheated I was able to remove most of the crust fairly easily but not without ripping it in half. I put it on the baking stone and pieced it together the best I could and baked it for a few minutes then put on the toppings and cooked it the rest of the way. I like to use a Mexican Cheese blend on my pizza along with Turkey Pepperoni and black olives.

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Unfortunately, I don’t think I cooked it long enough during the initial baking process for fear of burning it. While it was very tasty the dough was slightly under done, soft and gummy instead of the firm texture you would expect from a thin crust. I will assume this was my error and try this pizza crust again without the coconut oil. Have you tried this gluten free pizza crust yet? What toppings do you prefer on your pizza?

 

Experimentation Gone Ary

2 Mar

I started with the usual suspects for a gluten free, egg free, dairy free loaf of bread.
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I picked up this box of Gluten free Pantry’s Favorite sandwich bread during my last shopping spree. I decided to try it last night using Almondmilk for the liquid, Ener-G egg replacer, and coconut oil in my bread maker. I was hoping the coconut oil and almond milk would help to produce a slightly sweeter loaf of bread. It wasn’t until I already started the process that I remembered that almond milk might not be the best thing to bake with. Earlier in the week I had attempted to use it to make a bowl of instant oatmeal and was not pleased with the results. In fact that bowl of slop had gone directly in the trash.

I’m not sure if the bread turned out the way it did due to the bread maker or the ingredients. I’ll have to try it again to see what happens. I believe it may have been a combination of method and ingredients that lead to my downfall. I would guess that choosing to use almond milk instead of water was my first mistake. Coconut oil may have been the second since it solidifies easily at lower temperatures. Finally, the directions say to use the gluten-free setting on your bread maker which mine didn’t have. I also attempted to follow the direction to scrape down the sides and help with the first kneading cycle but I clearly didn’t have the slightest idea what shape it should have been in once I finished helping.

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