spent the morning was browsing on Pinterest last week and I thought I had read wrong when I saw the words ‘Cauliflower Pizza Crust’. I had one of those moments where I got ‘I have to make this… TODAY!’ You already know how much I love cauliflower.
So I started looking at all the different recipes and there was one difference between recipes. Boiling Vs Microwaving the cauliflower.
I’m happy to say I’ve done the legwork for our
mothers loyal followers and made both ways. Consider this like an episode of Mythbusters except for foodies instead of nerds.
Making the ‘dough’ involves ricing the cauliflower in a food processor before cooking. The first batch I made I boiled the riced cauliflower in water for about 10 minutes. This then involves draining and then squeezing all excess water out through a tea towel (which takes about 10 minutes). The other method is to microwave the riced cauliflower for about 7-8 minutes without any water before mixing with the other ingredients (incredibly easy in comparison).
The verdict on the methods: I think my first pizza was crispier and held together better however it wasn’t worth all the extra effort. The process was messy and took a lot longer than I expected. Homemade pizza is supposed to be easy.
The verdict on the pizza crust: I’ve read people say they’ve fed it to their friends and no one noticed the difference between a normal pizza crust. That’s a lie. It tastes different but it’s surprisingly good. If you are craving pizza and don’t want all the carbs then this is a great alternative.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- 2 cups Cauliflower Florets
- 1/4 cup Feta
- 1 Egg (Beaten)
- 1/4 cup Mozzarella
- 1 tablespoon Oregano
- Your favourite pizza toppings
|Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Line a pizza tray with baking paper.|
|Rice the cauliflower. Do so by putting your cauliflower into a food processor. Put a few florets in at a time and process until texture becomes rice like. One too many florets can push a food processor over the edge.|
|Microwave the riced cauliflower uncovered for 7 - 8 minutes.|
|In a bowl combine the cooked cauliflower with the feta, mozzarella, egg and oregano. Use a spoon to mix as the cauliflower will be crazy hot!|
|Spread the 'dough' onto your lined pizza tray and shape into your desired base. Try to roll it as thin as possible.|
|Cook in the oven for 30 minutes or until the edges become nice and crispy.|
|Add your favourite pizza toppings and cook for a further 15 minutes.|