Cauliflower Pizza Crust!

 

IMG_9727 He got it pretty good this time because he would not leave me alone to make this pizza crust.  He wanted to use my new food processor just as bad as me,  and kept dirtying things up when I was trying to take pictures for this post!

I have been dying to try the famous cauliflower crust pizza, and after searching many recipes, I finally decided to combine a recipe loosely following The Detoxinista and The Lucky Penny.  (I love these two food bloggers!)

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Here is what you need for the crust:  A head of cauliflower, 2 ounces of goat cheese(half of a small log like pictured), an egg, salt, and some sprinkling of dried spice.  I was out of oregano, so I used tarragon.

IMG_9707 Use a food processor to “rice” the cauliflower florets, then dump in a bowl.  Microwave for 4-5 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 400.

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This is the biggest, most important step.  Take the cauliflower out of  the microwave, strain it, then put it on a cheese cloth to cool off a bit.  Then you wring it out.  When you think you have all the water out,  you don’t, so wring it out again.  You do not want any water left in the cauliflower.  (soggy crust?  no way!)

Dump that wrung out cauliflower back in the bowl and add the other ingredients.  Mix well with hands.

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Spray parchment paper with cooking spray and press the “dough” into pie pans.  You could do one big pizza too, I was just having a friend over and we wanted to make our own pizzas.IMG_9713 Pour some wine and get out all your toppings.  The crust will need to cook for about 30-40 minutes.

You’ll know the crust is done when the edges are nice and  brown or when the first bottle of wine is gone.

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Here are our creations.  I went with a tomato base and half gouda/pepperoni, one fourth goat cheese/salmon, and one fourth mozzarella/basil.  My friend Emily was a little more creative and made a face with hers…mozzerella eyes, basil hair…she even made a salmon tongue.  (My looked a little boring after seeing hers…Is she more inventive than me, or did she just have more wine?)

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The finished products.  There was nothing boring about these.  We demolished them.  I will make this again.  A lot.  I have actually craved this daily since Saturday.  You can actually pick this pizza up and eat it like a normal person does.  See, I’m that not normal person who scrapes off all the toppings and gives the crust to her chickens.

Although this recipe was pretty amazing, I am thinking about playing with a few changes…maybe a tablespoon of almond flour?  Parmesan cheese instead of goat cheese?   I’ll let you know what I come up with, and if anything topped this recipe!

Cauliflower Pizza crust…Does this sound like something you would enjoy?

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