Making good gluten free pizza crust has been so much of a challenge we don’t even attempt it any more. That is until we received the Cuisinart Alfrescamoré Outdoor Pizza Oven. With fall here in Maine, we have put away our outdoor furniture so we brought the Cuisinart Alfrescamoré Outdoor Pizza Oven complete with Pizza Peel, Pizza Stone, & Pizza Guide to my sister’s house for a little pizza party.
My husband and Brother-in-law set up the Cuisinart Alfrescamoré Outdoor Pizza Oven while I made some fresh gluten free dough. The Cuisinart Pizza Oven assembles in less than 10 minutes without tools.
We made 2 different pizzas, the first with onions, mushrooms, fresh basil, and lots of cheese and the second with pepperoni and onions. They were both a big hit. Spreading the cornmeal on the pizza peel before creating our pizzas was absolutely necessary. The dough would stick to the peel and fall apart. I am so glad I got the corn meal tip though because it added a nice little crunch and texture to the bottom of the crust.
- MSRP: $249.99
- Available online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, BedBathBeyond.com and in select Bed, Bath & Beyond and Home Depot stores
- Extremely portable – compact and weighing in at only 35 pounds
For those looking for a gluten-free pizza dough, we use and love Pamela’s gluten-free flour. The recipe we followed was directly from their packaging and at http://www.pamelasproducts.com/pizza-crust/
2 cups Pamela’s Pizza Crust Mix
2-1/4 tsp or 7grams active dry yeast
1 cup plus 2 TBSP very warm water (110°optimum)
2 TBSP oil
For dusting use Pamela’s Pizza Mix, rice flour and/or corn meal
Scoop and level pizza mix in dry measuring cup, don’t pack. Using a stand mixer with paddle attachment or mixing by hand, combine dry mix, yeast, water and oil. Mix on medium for 15 to 30 seconds until dough is completely combined. Dough will look sticky. Scrape down dough in bowl into a ball, lightly oil the top, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 to 2 hours, or until doubled (dough can be put into refrigerator overnight and baked the next day after warming to room temperature).
Pizza dough needs gentle handling. Dust parchment paper or pizza peel with extra Pizza Crust Mix, or rice flour (use cornmeal if desired; cornmeal adds flavor and texture to the crust). Scoop out 1/2 dough for one 10” pizza crust. Use oiled fingers or lightly dust pizza dough with rice flour, and gently pat into pizza crust. For a fatter crust, pat dough out leaving a large edge for crust. For very thin crust, roll or pat out using second sheet of parchment on top of dough. Dough can sit and rise or bake immediately.
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