Rainy Sunday's mean two things; experimenting in the kitchen and eating in your sweats! I am currently in Texas and it's one of those gloomy, damp, cold, rainy days here on the ranch. It gives me every excuse to stay in my pink sweats and do some relaxing. If you know me you know those days are far and few between for me, I am what you call a busy body. I never can just sit still, I usually fill my days with lots of work, adventuring in the mountains, climbing at the gym, cooking or lunching with friends. Even though it's a lazy day I am taking advantage of the ranch's beautiful kitchen, with any and every appliance at my finger tips.
Cauliflower pizza crust has been poppin' up everywhere I look so I have been waiting to jump on that band wagon and experiment with it. I just can never seem to find the time to do so. What excitement to open the fridge and see a crown of cauliflower waiting to be cooked. Then the next questions rolled in, grain free? Dairy free? Egg free? I am a firm believer in a limited dairy lifestyle but when you find a recipe that just works you make exceptions. So good news guys if you have any of these dietary restrictions there are many recipes to fit any and every lifestyle!
We started by rinsing and ever so slightly cooking the cauliflower, you can quick boil or cover in microwave cook for a few minutes. Use a food processor to chop the cauliflower up into smaller pieces. The cauliflower will be moist, pour onto a tea towel and soak most of the water out of the cauliflower. Once it feels like you have rang most of it out put into a mixing bowl.
Add 1 egg, 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese,1/4 cup parm, herbs and salt to the cauliflower and toss until throughly mixed through.
Apply parchment paper to a cookie sheet, pizza pan, or pizza stone and lightly oil it. Form a ball of cauliflower "dough" and press to form a round crust on the parchment paper. Don't make too thin or too thick, I found it helps to make smaller individual pizzas. You can make a big one just make sure its evenly pressed down and all formed together.
Baked the crust on 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
Apply toppings of choice. One has spinach, feta, onion, and olive. The other mozzarella, mushroom, onion, spinach. Return them to the oven, bake for another 5-7 minutes until cheese and toppings are golden brown.
Let cool for a few minutes, cut it up and enjoy. We dipped it in homemade buttermilk ranch and it was oh so scrumptious! Happy Sunday Everyone!
1 small head of cauliflower
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp dried basil (crush it even more between your fingers)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
optional a few shakes of crushed red pepper
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 mozzarella cheese
1 egg (all organic ingredients if possible)
Make sure to have your pizza toppings of choice on hand. Top with whatever and however much!