Otto's NY Style Pizza

Photo by Alana FIgueira of Planks Love & Guacamole

Photo by Alana FIgueira of Planks Love & Guacamole

We couldn't wait to share this grain-free pizza recipe by Alanna over at Planks, Love & Guacamole. Enjoy!

Serves: 4 (or 2 big eaters)
Prep time (includes rise time): 1 hr 15 mins
Cook time: 8-12 mins (we think 11 is perfect)

Ingredients

Dry:
1 cup Otto's cassava flour
1 tbsp coconut flour
5 tbsp arrowroot flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic (optional) 
Wet:
1 egg
1/4 cup olive oil (We always use Kasandrinos Organic EVOO)

Yeast mix:
1/2 cup warm water (approx 105-110F)
1 packet active dry yeast, OR 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1 tbsp honey

Preparation

Prepare yeast mix.  In a small bowl, add warm water and honey.  Mix to dissolve.  Sprinkle yeast in.  Mix to dissolve.  Set aside for 5-10 minutes to activate.  It will get foamy on top, if it doesn't yeast may be bad. 

Mix dry ingredients in large mixing bowl to combine. 

Lightly whisk eggs and olive oil together in a small bowl. 

Add egg mixture and activated yeast to the dry ingredients. 

Mix to form a dough ball.  Transfer ball to an oiled bowl, cover with dish towel and set aside in a warm place (70-80F is ideal) to rise for 1 hour. It will not double in size, but it will rise a little.

Once dough has risen, preheat oven to 550F. Preheat pizza stone, baking sheet or metal pan to bake pizza on. *also bakes in a Hamikton Beech pizza oven for 15 mins

Place the dough on parchment paper. Place a piece of parchment paper over the dough (if necessary) and shape dough with your hands by pushing down (on top of parchment, so it doesn't stick) and roll with rolling pin. Flatten your pizza about 1/8-1/4 inch thin. Roll the crust thick or thin (to your liking) by shaping with your fingers and rolling the edges. Use extra cassava flour if dough is sticking.  

Place your toppings on the dough. Lift the whole piece of parchment paper with pizza on top and transfer to the preheated baking sheet.

Bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes (11 is best in our opinion) until dough is firm and slightly golden, pulling out halfway and removing parchment paper. For a crispier golden crust, allow a few more minutes. Allow more time if cooking at lower temperature.  

* Recipe by Alanna Figueira of Planks, Love & Guacamole.