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Monday, June 28, 2010

Gluten-free Vegan Pan Pizza

Back when I was in high school and then college I worked at Pizza Hut. I lived off of pizza for 5 years. So going gluten-free and living without yummy pizza was hard. I make several different types of pizza crusts and this is the latest one, it's really easy and it's yummy.
Gluten-free Vegan Pan Pizza

1 cup garbanzo flour
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1 teaspoon of salt
3/4 warm water
1 tablespoon or a packet of yeast
1 tablespoon of agave nectar or sugar
1/3 olive oil or oil of preference
First mix water, yeast, and agave nectar, set aside to bubble up. Then mix dry ingredients in mixer, after liquid mixture has foam on top add it to your dry ingredients and add oil and mix together for about 2 minutes. You can make one big crust, but I will show you how to make four small in this recipe.

Rub a little oil on your hands and keep them wet so the dough won't stick to your hands. Oil pans, divide into four sections and flatten into disks, keeping hands wet inbetween each pizza. Work the dough out to the edges and smooth out, cover and let sit in a warm place for 40 minutes or longer.

Preheat your oven to 450. Par bake for 5 minutes, then add sauce and toppings. We're hooked on Daiya cheese right now, it is soy-free,dairy-free and gluten-free. It's so yummy! Bake for another 20 minutes and let cool, cut and eat. I can get my kids to eat almost anything if it's on a pizza or in a burrito!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Gluten-free Vegan Burger Buns

Do you ever have something turn out so perfect you feel like you're on top of the world? After years of trying for hamburger buns, I finally got the perfect bun. It's vegan! It's gluten-free! It's corn-free, it's soy-free, it's yummy! No more biscuit buns for my family!

I got this pan at Williams Sonoma for Whoopie Cookies, they are smaller, I am going to purchase a full size bun pan soon. You have to have a mold for these buns to work.

Gluten-free Vegan Burger Buns
1 cup garbanzo flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup grapeseed or olive oil
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/3 cup of pureed sweet potato
1 cup of water

Preheat oven to 325. The tops will crack at a higher temperature. Mix dry ingredients first, then add in wet, it should look like a pancake mix, but not too thin. If you don't have a problem with soy, you can use a non-stick spray. I have yet to find one that does not contain soy. I use a large scoop. This recipe made 12 small buns, So maybe 6 large buns. Bake for 35 minutes. Let sit in pan for 10 minutes to cool, then gently remove if not using a non-stick spray. They will peel right
Here is a link to a pan that Wilton makes that is perfect for these buns!

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