January 28, 2016 by aubreykloppers
(This one is for Jacco and Roche)
All You Need To Make a Cauliflower Crust Pizza
2 cups of grated CAULIFLOWER
1 cup of freshly grated PARMESAN CHEESE
1 EGG beaten
PARCHMENT PAPER to line your baking sheet
and whatever PIZZA SAUCE and
PIZZA TOPPINGS you desire
How to Cook the A Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe
- Grate fresh cauliflower florets into granules
- Heat the grated cauliflower in a skillet–don’t add oil or water–use medium heat, not too hot. Stir until the cauliflower has dried out somewhat, it won’t dry completely, but the dryer the better. Heat at least 10 minutes, just enough to evaporate the moisture, not enough to color or cook down.
- Remove skillet from burner and set aside to allow cauliflower to slightly cool.
- In a bowl, beat 1 egg.
- Add grated Parmesan cheese to the egg. Actually, I used the hardest White Cheddar I could find.
- Add the cauliflower to the bowl and mix well with the egg and cheese and form into a ball.
- Spread parchment paper onto a baking sheet. Only use PARCHMENT PAPER, I tried with silver-paper, but it does not work and tear when you try to pick it up.
- (Picture 1) Place the balled cauliflower and cheese onto the parchment paper and spread out into a pizza shape about 0.5 cm thick. The crust will be about 25 cm across.
- Do not make the edges of the crust too thin; keep the size of the crust uniform for even cooking. The cauliflower will darken quite rapidly around the edges if too thin.
- (Picture 2) Place crust into an oven preheated to 200 degrees Celsius and cook approx. 15-20 minutes until the crust has colored and firmed up.
- Remove cauliflower pizza crust from the oven and top with your favorite pizza sauce.
- (Picture 3) Top with your favorite pizza toppings.
- Return pizza to the oven and continue to cook at 200 C for about 10 minutes until the toppings are done, watch the edges of the cauliflower crust; the edges will darken too much if overcooked.
- (Picture 4) Remove the pizza from the oven.
NOTE: A cauliflower pizza crust will not rise since there is no yeast involved, and since the crust is entirely cauliflower, cheese, and egg, it will not achieve the same crispness as a thin dough pizza. But the pizza will stay together just fine, and will taste very much like a pizza.