Sugar-Free Cauliflower Pizza
As seen on ITV’s Sugar-Free Farm!
My inbox has been buzzing with requests for this recipe – the sugar-free pizza I designed exclusively for Sugar-Free Farm! And I’m not surprised, it’s been such a hit in my home too.
It’s really simple to make and you can get to work on your bases while the sauce is simmering.
I encourage you to play around with this recipe and really make it your own. The ingredients can easily be switched to vegetarian or vegan options or varied by mood. Gluten-free? Gluten-free flour works as an excellent option in lieu of whole grain. I’ll be posting my gluten-free cauliflower pizza recipe soon – Watch this space if that’s of interest to you!
This recipe can serve up to six, so feel free to downsize or upscale quantities – just remember to keep the proportions the same. Enjoy experimenting and be sure to let me know what you make and think!
30 large ripe red sweet tomatoes
6 tbsp. olive oil
3 tsp salt
8 garlic cloves
1 tsp black pepper
1 red chilli washed and seeded
20 fresh basil leaves
2 cups water.
Boiled water for blanching
Pizza sauce (as above!)
Grilled and sliced chicken breast
Pizza Sauce Preparation
- Place the tomatoes in a large bowl or pot and cover with boiling water. Leave to stand for 5 to 8 mins until the skins soften.
- Use a spoon to remove the tomatoes one by one, peeling each as you remove (if you allow them to cool, you will not be able to remove the skins!).
- Chop the tomatoes into 1/2 inch cubes.
- Peel the garlic and use a garlic press to crush onto a side plate.
- Wash the basil leaves and cut finely.
Pizza Sauce Method
- Pour the olive oil into a large saucepan and place on the stove on a medium heat. Add the crushed garlic and stir with a wooden spoon until golden.
- Add the chopped tomatoes to the oil and garlic and turn the temperature to high.
- Add the salt, black pepper, chilli and chopped basil. Half cover with a lid and leave to cook for approximately 30 minutes.
- Add water, reduce the heat to medium and allow to simmer gently until the water has evaporated and it has a thick sauce-like consistency.
- Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly. If you’re making the sauce for another day, pour into a clean glass jar and allow to cool completely before refrigerating.
Pizza Dough Method
- Preheat your oven to 200°C.
- Wash and remove the stalk from the cauliflower; shake to dry.
- Place the cauliflower in a food processor and chop until it resembles rice.
- In a mixing bowl, add the flour, cauliflower rice, bicarbonate of soda, salt, baking powder and paprika.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk 1 egg white, 2 tbsp olive oil and 50ml water.
- Make a well in the middle of the flour mix and add the egg white mixture.
- Mix well to form a dough. This must not be dry, so add a little more water if needed.
- Divide the pizza dough between two 10″ non-stick round baking trays; press the mixture into the tray and place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove the bases from the oven, flip each base over and place on a rack to cool slightly. This cooling step helps to keep your base nice and crisp!
- Spread a layer of sauce onto each base, sprinkle with toppings and return to the oven for a further 5 minutes. Always ensure your cooked meat is piping hot all the way through before serving.
- Serve with a green salad!
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I wish you good health!
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