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5 from 4 votes

Gluten free and vegan pizza recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Resting time1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 2 large pizzas

Ingredients

Pizza base

  • 250 ml water
  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast (See FAQs)
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 350 g gluten free plain flour (See FAQs)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum (Omit if your flour blend already contains this)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 20 g dairy free butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Tomato Sauce

  • 225 g tomato passata
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • Salt and black pepper

Toppings

  • Dairy free cheese
  • Toppings of your choice

Instructions

  • To a bowl add water and heat in the microwave to around 43°C, this feels like warm bath water to touch. Add instant yeast and granulated sugar, mix well and leave in a warm place for 10 minutes until frothy. 
  • In a large bowl combine gluten free plain flour, xanthan gum and salt. Make a well in the centre and pour in dairy free melted butter and the frothy yeast mixture, mix well until it comes together as a soft and sticky dough.
  • Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl topped with cling film and leave in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • After an hour transfer the dough to the fridge and chill for 30 minutes (this makes the dough easier to handle when rolling out). 
  • Preheat the oven to 210°C atleast half an hour prior to cooking the pizza. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and sprinkle flour on top. Knead the dough until smooth and divide into 2. Set one piece of dough aside for later (this dough can be stored in the fridge for up to 48 hours).
  • Roll the other half out on a large piece of baking paper sprinkled with flour, using a floured rolling pin to form a thin pizza base. Brush the edge of the crust with extra virgin olive oil. 
  • Bake the crust in the oven on the baking paper for around 8 minutes while you prepare the pizza sauce. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a saucepan on a medium heat and then add the finely chopped garlic, fry for a few minutes. Add the tomato passata, dried oregano, mixed herbs, salt and black pepper. Simmer on a medium heat for 5 minutes. 
  • After the pizza base has been in the oven for 8 minutes, remove and top with the pizza sauce and toppings of your choice. Bake for a further 8 minutes and serve warm.