Monday, January 6, 2014

WINNER WINNER PIZZA DINNER!


This is truly a thing of beauty.... and the hubs went back for seconds.  Yep, I'd have to say that this cauliflower pizza crust is a HUGE winner.  Click HERE for the cauliflower crust recipe I used.

For the first one I've ever made, I am so proud to say that IT ROCKED!!!  But, even though it was PRACTICALLY perfect, a couple of changes WILL be made to the next one so I thought I would share those with you guys in case anyone out there is planning on attempting this.

So, this crust ended up being a tad bit drier than the real thing.  While you couldn't tell that it was made out of cauliflower AT ALL, a little bit more sauce is in order for next time around.  That being said, I'm reading online that if you omit the third egg and the 1/2 cup of gluten free all purpose flower, that will make the crust a bit "wetter".   And I also read that without those two ingredients, too much sauce will make it fall apart. I'll definitely be giving it a try to see how it turns out.  I already know I LOVE it the way I made it this first time (reminiscent of deep dish pizza crust), but I'm not opposed to running a little "test kitchen" to perfect this!

And finally, with all the healthy goodness that went into making the crust, I wish I would have spent some of that calorie savings on full fat cheese and real pepperoni.  Instead I used reduced fat mozzarella and turkey pepperoni which also added to the dryness.  But we'll see because honestly, eating this healthy pizza exactly the way it is suits me perfectly fine.  This pizza was so good, I don't think I'll ever miss the real thing.  I HIGHLY recommend giving this one a try!!!


***(pssst you'll have to run your own test kitchen as far as toppings go.  I didn't really measure any of it.  Wished I had though so I know how much more sauce to add the next time.)