Thursday, June 26, 2014

THIN CRUST PIZZA CRUST


One cannot have too many pizza crust recipes! I have several, and this has become my favorite. I make this pizza for a quick lunch pizza quite often and I've also made it into a larger pizza on pizza night at our house.  It's become my favorite pizza crust.  Even my non-low-carbing hubby says it is good.  It's quick and easy to put together.  I always make it in my toaster oven.  the pan I used in the video is the tray that came with my toaster oven.  I just lined it with parchment paper.  I've done this on aluminum foil also and it was ok, but sticks more to the foil.  It's just much easier if you use parchment paper.


I admit it has been several years since I've eaten a wheat crust, but this is about as close as it comes to what I remember of a good thin wheat crust.  It's not crisp, if you want a crisp crust. If you're looking for crisp, this one is a good one for a quick lunch pizza

This one I'm showing you today came about as a spin-off from my Cheesy Bread Pizza Crust.  Only in this one I left out the oil, and the baking powder, and the nutritional yeast flakes.  It comes out a very nice thin crust.





THIN CRUST PIZZA CRUST                      

2 tablespoons  Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon  almond flour - Honeyville is what I used
1 heaping teaspoon  psyllium husk powder 
1 egg
1 tablespoon  Marsala wine -- OR any other liquid. I like the flavor this gives

In a small bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, almond flour, and psyllium husk powder.  Whisk together until all the lumps are out. Add egg and marsala wine (if using) or other liquid. 

Whisk together until smooth. Spread out on parchment lined toaster oven tray. Bake on toaster setting on "medium" or until lightly browned on top.  If baking in oven place in preheated 350F oven for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Time may need adjusting. So watch it close. I have only done it in my toaster oven.  

Spread your choice of toppings and bake until cheese is bubbly and done to your liking.

Copyright:
  "© Ginny's Low Carb Kitchen, 6/25/2014"
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Whole recipe is 1 Serving: 185 Calories; 11g Fat (58.5% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber, 1g net carb


20 comments:

  1. My husband and I have tried to live the low carb life after losing 50lbs (me) and 30lbs (him) and have managed to do so BUT, so many of the recipes like this have almond flour or meal and my husband is allergic to almonds. What can we substitute?

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    1. I have seen a recipe for cauliflower pizza base. There are a few fb pages out there that support the lchf (banting) diet.

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  2. Congrats on losing all that weight! Yes it would be very hard if you are allergic to nuts. You can use coconut flour. It may be thicker so start with half a tbsp. Add enough to get a spreadable consistency. Hope that helps!

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  3. Anonymous, is your husband allergic to cashews? Cashew flour makes a great replacement for almond flour.

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  4. Thank you. I will give it a try.

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    1. Cashews are higher in carbs.... you could try sunflower seed flour.

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  5. Looks great! Is this entire recipe one serving? Thanks!

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    1. hat is psyllium husk powder and what does it do?

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    2. Psyllium powder adds a nice consistency and binds it together besides adding more fiber

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  6. Really looking forward to this - thank you for what I bet is a great-tasting and simple recipe!

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    1. You're welcome! Hope you enjoy it!

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  7. I have a silly question perhaps, but is psyillium husk powder Metamucil? Obviously, I'm finding my way around this low carb thing. Thanks

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    1. Metamucil does contain psyllium powder but that's not what you'd want to use in your baking. You can buy the whole psyllium husks at a health food store if you have one, most likely, or you can get them online. I get mine in a bulk bin at my health food store and grind them in my coffee grinder. But if you just type in whole psyllium husk in google you'll get different places you can order online and can compare prices. Thanks for asking! :)

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  8. Question, How large is one serving? How many slices did you get total? Hard to calculate the carb count not knowing that. Thanks for taking the time!

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    1. The whole pizza is one serving. It fits in my toaster oven tray. It's a one serving size pizza.

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  9. Thank you! This is my fav low carb crust & I've tried several. Kudos!

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    1. Wonderful! :) I have to say it's mine as well!

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  10. What can I use to supplement the psyllium husk powder? We don't have a health food stores nearby and I want to make this tomorrow.

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    1. Sometimes you can find psyllium in the drug store in the section where you find Metamucil, which is psyllium but I think it has other things added as well. If you find plain psyllium husks you can grind them in your coffee grinder to make powder. If not you'll have to add more almond flour, probably another tbsp. but you won't come out with the same texture. It is the psyllium that gives it the texture, but just adding more almond flour will give you a decent crust I believe. The batter should be the consistency of a pancake batter.

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