pepperoni pizza

We have exciting news coming out of the test kitchen for our gluten-free friends, today.  We have simplified our cauliflower pizza dough recipe-mic drop!  We’ve made it so simple, that this cauliflower dough is almost too easy to make.  

The most challenging step in making cauliflower pizza dough, has always been squeezing the excess water out of the microwaved cauliflower.  But guess what?  We decided to skip the “water squeezing step” entirely and it made absolutely NO DIFFERENCE in the texture of the cooked dough.  Zero, nada, not one. 

And you know what?  The unmicrowaved, unsqueezed cauliflower crust, actually tasted better after the bake.  Why? Because, when you squeeze all that water out of the vegetable, the flavor becomes a lot more concentrated-think crust that tastes like cauliflower on steroids! The water retaining cauliflower makes a dough that would make believers out of even the most-veggie resistant among the bunch!  

The only difference this makes in the test kitchen is the egg on our face for not discovering this time-saver before publishing our recent book, Baking with Steel.  But, now that you know, you can skip the extra step.  You can email and thank him.  This was his brainchild... 

So celebrate National Pizza Day with this easy to make, deliciously gluten-free treat! 

Cauliflower Pizza with Pepperoni

8 oz cauliflower rice (we purchase and recommend using already '“riced” cauliflower)

2 oz grated parmesan

1 egg

s & p

1/4 Stick of Boars Head Pepperoni, sliced into rounds

4 oz shredded fontina cheese

3 leafs of basil, chopped


Preheat your Baking Steel at 450 F for 45 minutes.

1. Cut cauliflower florets and place in a food processor.

2. Pulverize into rice.

3. Place cauliflower into a bowl and add the beaten egg, cheese, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly

4. Spread mixture onto parchment paper into a cylinder, I used my hands to flatten the surface.

5. Launch onto your steel and bake for 10-12 minutes, you're baking this naked.  We will add toppings in the next step.

6. Remove crust and place tomato sauce on first, followed by cheese and then pepperoni.

7. Bake for another 8-10 minutes. Remove and garnish with some fresh basil.

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