Today I started soaking quinoa about 8 hours ago so I could try a quinoa pizza crust, and let me tell you: it’s been well worth the wait!
Original recipe came from Oatmeal With A Fork, here:
And I ended up making the crust thus:
Thin and Rustic Quinoa Pizza Crust — Video is available at the link above!
Author: Lauren Goslin
1 c. quinoa, rinsed, soaked 8-24 hours, drained, rinsed again
1¼ t. baking powder
½ t. sea salt
pinch basil, oregano, thyme, and granulated garlic
¼ c. + 2 T. water
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Process the soaked quinoa with the baking powder, salt, and water for 2-3 minutes until the batter is smooth (no lumps). (I used the blender, as the food processor is too much trouble for me tonight. It wasn’t as smooth, I’m sure; but it worked just fine!)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray the parchment paper with oil.
Pour and spread the batter out to your desired thickness (1/4-1/3 inch thick).
Bake the crust for 20 minutes.
Top your crust with your desired topping choices.
Bake for another 5-10 minutes until toppings are cooked through.
- You’re supposed to try to avoid holes in the crust, but I ended up with a couple. They didn’t hurt at all!
- I also added basil, oregano, thyme, and granulated garlic (just a smidge) to the batter, because I like flavored crusts. It was a good idea, I think.
- I topped mine with garlic slices / lots of mixed cheeses / olive oil / a little bit of the best food sauce ever (more to follow on that)
- Yes, the uncovered crust edges will still taste reminiscent of quinoa; but where the toppings are, it tastes like pizza, and not even like a weird pizza. Just YUM.
I didn’t make the pizza sauce from the same website, or the white sauce, because by the time I was ready to make the crust I was *starving*! So I just plopped cheese and garlic down and hoped for the best. And it’s good. 😀 By the same token, I didn’t take many photos; but the original website has lots, as well as video, so I highly recommend strolling over there to see her site.
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