Thursday, August 23, 2012

Been Wanting To Try This For Ages - A Cauliflower Pizza Base

Well  I can now say “I have tried it ”.  After months of spying this around the traps my intrigue got the better of me and I decided to give it a go.  I tweaked the base to my own liking then topped it with tomato paste, a sprinkle of grated parmesan grilled it and then finished off with a leftover salad.  You of course could could top it whatever you like and cook it as a traditional pizza which i have also done as well.   It was truly tasty but not comparative to my tried and tested whole wheat spelt pizza base that as a family we regularly enjoy on a Friday night at the end of the working week.

Cauliflower Pizza Base
Adapted from Supercharged Food

I small cauliflower riced **
1 cup almond meal
1 egg
zest of a 1/2 lemon
fresh thyme leaves from 3 - 4 sprigs
1/4 - 1/3 cup parmesan (you decide)
sichuan salt and pepper to season or sea salt

Preheat oven to 225 degrees celcius
Place a pizza stone in the oven to preheat as well
In a bowl combine all the ingredients and mix well to combine
Spoon out the mixture on to a sheet of baking paper and using your hands press into a round shape that resembles a pizza base
Place in the oven on the pizza stone and cook for 12 - 15 mins or until well browned
Remove and allow to cool slightly before topping with with whatever you desire before grilling to warm toppings or melt some lovely cheese of your choice....

* to rice cauliflower - place florets of cauliflower in a food processor.  Whiz until finely chopped but not to much as you don’t want to puree it.

If using almond meal is a problem then check out this post which omits it.


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  1. Awesome, will give it a go!

  2. Ah I've been seeing this recipe do the rounds too and have thought about trying it out. Looks interesting, that's for sure!

  3. This looks absolutely amazing! I've been dying to try this type of crust too, but tried it with Daiya cheese and it didn't really work. I think I'm going to try it with hard shredded goat cheese. Yum!

  4. i tried this once with mixed results. i'd be willing to try it again and this time i'll use your recipe.

  5. Hi Sherilyn.

    Thank you for your lovely blog.

    I have also done pizza experiments with cauliflower, though I was never patient enough to cook the cauliflower first. I have had more success with pizza bases made of spaghetti squash that I roasted first, then pureed with an egg, some arrowroot, herbs and spices.

  6. I'm so glad you were brave enough to trial it for me first! :)


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