Friday, 17 October 2014

Cauliflower crust pizza

I went to Borough Market yesterday and I got home with a bag full of goodies. I found some beautiful cauliflower and I struggled to choose a recipe in which to use it. I had a look thru my recipe notes and I decided on a cauliflower crust pizza to help with my junk food cravings.

For the base you need :
• 1 medium sized cauliflower head ( I used half of the yellow cauliflower as it was a big one ) 
• 2 tbsp of grated parmesan
• 2 tbsp of grated emmental cheese 
• 1 egg
• some dried herbs ( I used oregano and basil) and a pinch of onion and garlic powder 

Preheat the oven to 180. Rice the cauliflower by placing florets in the food processor and pulse untill u get a rice consistency. Don't over do it or you will end up with a mushy paste. 

Place the cauliflower rice in a bowl, cover with cling film and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes. 

Leave it to cool a bit then place the rice in a clean tea towel and squeeze all the water from it. This is an important step and make sure you get all the moisture out of it or else the base will be soggy.

Put the the rice back to the bowl and mix with the rest of the ingredients. On a pizza stone or a baking tray lined with grease proof paper make a 1 inch thick pizza base out of the mix. 

Bake for about 20 min until golden, then get it out and leave it to rest while u prep your toppings. 
I chose fresh tomatoes, wild mushrooms, cooked chicken breast, and mozzarella.

Place it back in the oven, for another 10 min or untill the mozzarella is melted and enjoy ;).