Gluten-free pizza

Gluten free pizza

Serves 4

  • 250 ml semi-skimmed milk

  • 1 x 7 g sachet of dried yeast

  • 2½ teaspoons caster sugar

  • 400 g gluten-free bread flour, plus extra for dusting

  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1 large free-range egg

  • olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

  • For the topping

  • ½ bunch of fresh basil

  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled

  • 1 x 400 g tin of plum tomatoes

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 x 125 g balls of buffalo mozzarella

Preheat the oven to 220ºC/425ºF/gas 7. Place a pizza stone or a large baking tray in the oven to heat up.



Heat the milk in a small pan over a low heat until lukewarm, then place 50ml into a jug with the yeast and sugar. Mix well, then set aside for a few minutes until starting to bubble.



Meanwhile, sieve the flour, xanthan gum and salt into a large bowl, then make a well in the middle. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and the remaining milk, then pour it into the well, along with the yeast mixture. Gradually bring the mixture together with a fork until it forms a smooth dough.



In a small cup, combine the bicarbonate of soda and vinegar, then quickly knead it into the mixture. Place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a damp tea towel, then leave to prove in a warm place for around 1 hour, or until doubled in size.



Meanwhile, make the topping. Pick the basil leaves and set aside, then finely chop the stalks and the garlic. Heat a splash of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat, then add the basil stalks and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, or until golden. Pour in the tinned tomatoes, break them up with the back of a wooden spoon, then cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until thickened. Transfer to a blender along with half the reserved basil leaves, blitz until smooth, then season to taste.



Once doubled in size, divide the dough into four equal-sized pieces on a flour-dusted surface. Roll out until roughly 30cm in diameter and 2mm thick. Place the pizza bases onto the preheated pizza stone or baking tray (you'll need to do this in batches), then spread over the tomato sauce, leaving a rough 2cm gap around the edge. Tear over the mozzarella, then pop in the hot oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden and crisp. Scatter the reserved basil leaves on top, then serve.



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Nutritional Information

Gluten-free pizza

With homemade tomato sauce

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Thin, crisp and delicious – gluten-free pizza never tasted so good!
Serves 4
45m (plus proving)
Not too tricky
Method

Preheat the oven to 220ºC/425ºF/gas 7. Place a pizza stone or a large baking tray in the oven to heat up.

Heat the milk in a small pan over a low heat until lukewarm, then place 50ml into a jug with the yeast and sugar. Mix well, then set aside for a few minutes until starting to bubble.

Meanwhile, sieve the flour, xanthan gum and salt into a large bowl, then make a well in the middle. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and the remaining milk, then pour it into the well, along with the yeast mixture. Gradually bring the mixture together with a fork until it forms a smooth dough.

In a small cup, combine the bicarbonate of soda and vinegar, then quickly knead it into the mixture. Place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a damp tea towel, then leave to prove in a warm place for around 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

Meanwhile, make the topping. Pick the basil leaves and set aside, then finely chop the stalks and the garlic. Heat a splash of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat, then add the basil stalks and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, or until golden. Pour in the tinned tomatoes, break them up with the back of a wooden spoon, then cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until thickened. Transfer to a blender along with half the reserved basil leaves, blitz until smooth, then season to taste.

Once doubled in size, divide the dough into four equal-sized pieces on a flour-dusted surface. Roll out until roughly 30cm in diameter and 2mm thick. Place the pizza bases onto the preheated pizza stone or baking tray (you'll need to do this in batches), then spread over the tomato sauce, leaving a rough 2cm gap around the edge. Tear over the mozzarella, then pop in the hot oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden and crisp. Scatter the reserved basil leaves on top, then serve.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
Calories are simply a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use up, you might gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. The amount you need depends on your age, gender and how physically active you are, but the average person needs around 2,000 calories a day.
Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.
We all love a treat now and then, but try to limit your sugar intake where possible. Most of the sugar in your diet should come from raw whole fruits and milk, because they give us lots of other nutrients at the same time. Check the ingredients list on food labels so you know how much sugar is in the food you eat.
We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
Sometimes known as "bad fats", saturated fat is found in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese - it can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels if we eat too much. Unsaturated or "good fats" found in fish, nuts, seeds, avocados and some oils can help keep our heart healthy when eaten in moderation.
Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 683
    34%
  • Carbs 89.5g
    34%
  • Sugar 9g 10%
  • Fat 26.7g 38%
  • Saturates 11.4g 57%
  • Protein 22.2g 49%
Of an adult's reference intake

BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH

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Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind. Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores.

When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:

Marine Stewardship Council
http://www.msc.org/

Fish Online
http://www.fishonline.org

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  • 250 ml semi-skimmed milk

  • 1 x 7 g sachet of dried yeast

  • 2½ teaspoons caster sugar

  • 400 g gluten-free bread flour, plus extra for dusting

  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1 large free-range egg

  • olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

  • For the topping

  • ½ bunch of fresh basil

  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled

  • 1 x 400 g tin of plum tomatoes

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 x 125 g balls of buffalo mozzarella