Thursday, June 12, 2014

Crispy Cauliflower Crust Pizza

INGREDIENTS:
1 head (Small Head) Cauliflower 
1/4 cups Parmesan Cheese 
1/4 cups Mozzarella Cheese 
1/4 teaspoons Salt
3/4 teaspoons Dried Basil
1/2 teaspoons Dried Oregano 
1/2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
1 Egg

DIRECTIONS:
1. Place a baking sheet in the oven and Preheat to 450ºF. On a cutting board, place a large piece of parchment paper and spray it with nonstick cooking oil.

2. Wash and ry a small head of cauliflower. Cut off the florets and Pulse in your food processor for about 30 seconds, until you get powdery snow like cauliflower. You should end up with 2 to 3 cups cauliflower “snow”. Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and cover. Cook for 4 minutes. Dump cooked cauliflower onto a clean tea towel and allow to cool for a bit before attempting the next step.

3.Once cauliflower is cool enough to handle, wrap it up in the dish towel and wring the heck out of it. You want to squeeze out as much water as possible. This will ensure you get a chewy pizza like crust instead of a crumbly mess.

4. Dumped squeezed cauliflower into a bowl. Now add Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, salt, dried oregano, garlic powder, and red pepper. Now add the egg and mix away.

5.Once mixed together, use your hands to form the dough into a crust on your oiled parchment paper. Pat it down throughly, you want it nice and tightly formed together. Don’t make it too thick or thin either.

6.Using a cutting board, slide the parchment paper onto your hot pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 8-11 minutes, until it starts to turn golden brown. Remove from oven.

7. Add however much sauce, cheese, and toppings you want. Slide parchment with topped pizza back in the hot oven and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes until the cheese is melted, bubbly, and slightly golden.

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