I tried flat out bread....it was okay but kind of soggy...any other ideas? :)
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Try a pita! I use them and bake around 400F for 10-12 minutes. The higher heat ensures crispiness!
I make my own. Speaking of which, I should get that started, so that it can rise.
english muffins/bagels/bagel thins in the toaster oven they don't get soggy.
Tortillas work okay as well sometimes...
This. I have tried all the substitutes (tortilla, pita, english muffins etc), but they pale in comparison to home made.
You can add whatever you want to the dough too. I looooooooove garlic. It's like garlic bread with pizza on it. :DDD
I haven't made it in a long time mostly because I'm lazy... and I use my mother's bread maker no less. *face palm*
Great ideas here...thanks :)
If anyone wants to share a crust recipe...I would totally try making it :) :)
This. Yes, your breath will smell. So worth it. :)
Edit: The website I linked is awesome for other recipes. :D
1 cup cooked cauliflower, grated
1 large egg
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 tbsp fennel
1 tsp ground oregano
1 tbsp parsley
1. Preheat oven to 450 °F (230 °C).
Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray. In a medium bowl,
combine cauliflower, egg and mozzarella. Press evenly on the
pan. Sprinkle evenly with fennel, oregano and parsley.
Bake at 450 °F for 12-15 minutes (15-20 minutes if you
double the recipe).
Reheats nicely and can still be held in the hand, even the next
day. Pizza crusts can be frozen after the initial baking and
used later. Place under a broiler (grill for the Europeans) at
high heat just until cheese melts.
whole wheat crust...homemade...google recipes and read reviews
or a pita bread...it is individual and 200 or less calories. easy peasy.
- 3 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 1/3 cup warm water
- 2 tsp. yeast
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 3 tsp. vital wheat gluten
- 1/2 to 1 tsp. salt or any other seasoning you like (I use garlic/seasalt and/or italian herb from Mc.Cormick Grinders)
now I mix the dough in a bread machine, first you add the water, seasoning and oil, then the flour, yeast, and gluten. Set on dough cycle. You may have to add a little more water. The dough should be an even texture (no "cracks" in the dough)
or by hand mix and knead well, let rise for 30 minutes in a warm spot.
makes dough for 2 crusts
I also add ground flax meal for extra nutrition (about 2-3 tbsp. or more)
roll out dough and put on pan (greased with olive oil and sprinkled with corn meal), put on desired toppings
bake at 400 for about 25 minutes or until desired "crisp"
Try this for a topping choice:
Pizza Sauce, fresh grated parmesancheese, couple of slices of salami, sliced onions, bake for about 20 minutes, then add sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarela slices, fresh basil, garlich/seasalt and bake for another 5 minutes.
You may have to soak up liquid from the mozzarela after baking with some paper towel, it tends to loose water from the baking process.
Sprinkle with parmesan and enjoy!
If you are a vegetarian omit the salami, still great!
I got this tip from a flatmate, and it makes the best pizza bases... Spread one tortilla with tomato paste (not too thickly, just enough for it to cover most of it) and then press another tortilla on top. It's much lower in fat, has a great taste and is strong enough to cope with whatever toppings you put on!
I use pita bread or flat out , bake in oven first, or don't use alot of sauce and it won't make it soggy....
I find low fat naan bread a great alternative. I don't know how many claroies there are compared to a regular base, I just like the taste and convenience.
I use pita bread, 1 whole is 78 calories and huge for a personal pizza
And i did not preheat the pita, crust ended up nice and crispy without.
1 cup flour (all purpose or Buckwheat to increase the protein)
1 cup plain yogurt
1 Tsp baking powder
add you meat or veg. toppings cook for 20 minutes 350. Then add you sauce and cheese cook another 5 minutes. Makes enough for 2 people.
That's what I do!
Try a large portobello mushroom as the crust.
Boboli whole wheat crust. It's pretty thin and bakes well. It has 120 calories per 1/6th of the crust. I usually add mushrooms and turkey pepperoni or ham and pineapples, but anything should work. This crust can be found at Kroger grocery stores, Walmart, and probably anywhere else.
I used this pizza crust recipe when I was on Phase 1 of the Fat Smash Diet. It is great! Never thought oatmeal and garbanzo beans could make a pizza crust. Very healthy too! Enjoy!
HEALTHIFIED VEGGIE PIZZA CRUST INGREDIENTS: DON'T KNOCK IT TILL YOU TRY IT…..IT'S ACTUALLY GOOD AND GOOD FOR YOU! 1 CUP OATMEAL (2 INSTANT PACKETS WORK GREAT) 1/2 CAN OF GARBANZO BEANS (CHICKPEAS) 1 EGG WHITE > 1 TSP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL SEASONINGS: BASIL, OREGANO, CRUSHED RED PEPPER, ITALIAN SEASONING, GARLIC POWDER, LOWRY'S SEASONING SALT, OR ANY OTHER SEASONING USE JUST A LITTLE OF ALL PREPARATIONS: BLEND INGREDIENTS IN BLENDER/FOOD PROCESSOR UNTIL SMOOTH. ADD A LITTLE WATER (1/2 CUP?) TO LOOSEN UP INGREDIENTS. KEEP MIXTURE IN A DOUGH-LIKE CONSISTENCY. SPREAD OUT ON COOKIE SHEET OR PIZZA PAN, BAKE IN OVEN AT 400 DEGREES FOR 10-15 MINUTES, TAKE OUT AND FLATTEN DOWN AGAIN WITH SPATULA, PUT BACK IN OVEN FOR ANOTHER 15 MINUTES UNTIL EDGES LIFT OFF PAN AND CRUST LOOKS CRACKED. REMOVE FROM OVEN AND ADD TOPPINGS: ORGANIC TOMATO SAUCE (JUST A FEW SPOON FULLS, DON'T WANT TO MAKE IT SOGGY) ADD ANY VEGETABLE/FRUIT YOU WANT TO IT ONIONS, GREEN PEPPER, MUSHROOMS, ZUCHINI, GRAPE TOMATOES, PINEAPPLE, HOT PEPPERS, ETC NEXT TOP WITH "VEGGIE SHREDS" MOZZARELLA FLAVORED SHREDDED CHEESE (YOU CAN FIND VEGGIE SHREDS IN THE ORGANIC SECTION OF THE FRUIT/VEGETABLE SECTION AT SOME STRACKS AND MEIJERS) SPRINKLE SOME MORE SEASONINGS ON TOP PUT BACK IN OVEN UNTIL THE CHEESE IS MELTED AND IS BEGINNING TO TURN BROWN REMOVE FROM OVEN, CUT INTO SLICES AND ENJOY!! VERY FILLING FOR ONE PERSON! I NEVER THOUGHT OATMEAL AND GARBANZO BEANS WOULD HAVE MADE A GREAT PIZZA CRUST BUT IT DOES! TRY IT!!