That’s what we lose when we eliminate wheat: the viscoelasticity of wheat gluten, the quality that provides wheat’s food portability. It allows you to stuff a pita full of ingredients, hold a sandwich between your hands, deliver a slice of pizza into your mouth.
This recipe yields a pizza crust sturdy enough to hold in your hands. As written, it will make a 12-inch round pizza crust.
2 cups ground almonds
4 tablespoons garbanzo bean flour
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
4 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Dash of sea salt
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In food processor or food chopper, pulse or chop mozzarella cheese until becomes granular size.
In large bowl, mix ground almonds, garbanzo bean flour, mozzarrella cheese, flaxseed, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Stir in eggs, olive oil, and water and mix thoroughly.
Spread large sheet of parchment paper over a cookie sheet. Place dough on parchment paper. Spread a second sheet of parchment paper on top of tough and flatten with rolling pin into desired shape and size. Feel around edges to gauge thickness.
Remove top layer of parchment paper carefully. Use spatula to form crust edge.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove and top with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, chopped peppers, spinach, sliced sausage (uncured), etc. and bake for an additional 15 minutes.