Gluten-free pizza


PizzaI love pizza. I love the ooziness of the cheese and the sweet/sharp tomato base on which to slice up all number of toppings. But most of all, I love the smell of it cooking.

So, I was pleased to find a load of leftovers in my fridge after a dinner party that would lend themselves to making a gluten-free pizza.

My pizza base was effectively an oversized blini. I’d made some mini chickpea batter blinis topped with a beetroot dip for my guests the night before, and had some batter left over. It’s the simplest of bases – equal quantities of gram flour (aka chickpea, or besan flour) and water.

Made from finely ground chickpeas, gram flour is a great gluten-free alternative to wheat flour, and is naturally higher in protein too. Despite being double the fat of whole-wheat flour, 70% of the fat in gram flour comes from…

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