Lately I’m experimenting with different types of pizza bases. A few weeks ago I made one out of cauliflower, this time I used cornmeal. Both of them are gluten free, because my intestines are not to fond off gluten. I made a topping of zucchini, chestnut mushrooms, green capsicum, cherry tomatoes, spring onions and goat cheese.
- Pizza base:
- 50 gr. gluten free flour (I used a combination of teff and rice flour)
- 125 gr. cornmeal
- 2 eggs
- 1,2 dl milk (I used rice milk)
- spring onions
- green capsicum
- cherry tomatoes
- goat cheese
- salt, pepper, curry powder, grounded cumin
- chestnut mushrooms
Cut the chestnut mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and zucchini in thin slices and the spring onions in little rings. Fry the spring onions, add the cumin, curry, salt and pepper and stir around. Add the mushrooms. Stir again. Don’t fry it longer than 5 minutes. Place the sliced zucchini in the pan and fry both sides for a few seconds.
Take a big bowl, add the flour, cornmeal, a bit of salt and one egg. Mix. Add the second egg and mix again. Bit by bit add the milk and keep stirring until you have a very tick dough. Put the dough in the frying pan and bake for three minutes. Put a plate on top of the pizza base and turn the pan around, so the pizza base is on the plate. Slide the pizza base back in the pan with the unbaked side down and bake for another three minutes.
Take the base out of pan and put it on some baking paper. Start with a layer of zucchini, next the mushroom mix and finally the slices of cherry tomatoes. Your top layer is goat cheese. Put the pizza for five to six minutes underneath the grill so the cheese can melt.
I based this recipe roughly on a recipe I found in the Vega Bible of Valerie Ferguson. In the Netherlands we have a bookshop - De Slegte - with a lot of second hand books and books that 'don't sell'. I loved to walk in there, because I always found books that gave me new inspiration. This book I picked up when I decided I only wanted to cook vegetarian food, knowing that it would help me in my yoga practice.