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5 Tips to Make the Best Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

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5 Tips to Make the Best Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

The perfect gluten-free pizza crust at home is chewy and crispy, with a slightly yeasty flavor. It should also be easy enough to throw together on a Friday afternoon before friends come over. This is true for both traditional pizza and gluten-free pizza crust.

MinusG's Artisan Pizza Crust Mix makes an easy gluten-free pizza dough. There’s no hard-to-find ingredients or overnight rises required — just a crust that delivers that satisfying combination of chewy, crispy, savory crust that we all know and love. If you’re new to gluten-free baking or just doing it occasionally for friends and family, consider this mix a good place to start. 

5 Tips for Making MinusG's Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

  1. Read the entire recipe before starting. It’s important to read the entire recipe before you start baking and follow it exactly. I have caught myself being soft with my techniques and measuring. I remind myself over and over the importance of following a recipe.
  2. Let the dough hydrate. One of the small but easy ways to make gluten-free pizza dough more successful is to make sure to let the finished dough rise the full 30-40 minutes. This ensures the starches are fully hydrated and you'll get a nice rise. This is what creates the crispy crust with a soft center bite and chew for both thick and thin crusts.
  3. Using a Pizza Stone. If you use a pizza stone, make sure it is very hot. An oven takes only 10 minutes to heat, but the racks and oven walls aren’t at the correct temperature until at least 20 minutes have passed. Pizza stones take at least 20 minutes to heat up to the correct temperature.
  4. Press, not rolled. Since there is no gluten in the dough, it won’t stretch and shrink like regular pizza dough. You’ll need to use your hands with a little starch sprinkled on the dough to press it out. Press the dough into a thick or thin even layer on a greased pizza pan or sheet of parchment if baking on a hot stone.
  5. Top the crust while it’s rising. After mastering your pizza crust, let’s top it! Topping the dough during the rise time makes the 30-40 minutes go by quickly. By the time you're finished, the rise time is nearly up and its ready to pop it into the oven to bake. Since this pizza dough is so easy to mix up and bake, I’m sure you’ll want to try more of your favorite classic pizzas. Enjoy!

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