I’ve been wanting to try out something like this for a while, I’ve read lots of different gluten free, dairy free, interesting ideas for pizza bases and flat breads, so I took what I have gleaned and decided to see what I could create. As Mum has been staying all this week too, I used the opportunity to try it out for both of us whilst I made the boys standard pizzas.
I’m bringing this to this week’s Fiesta Friday, being hosted this week by the party’s amazing and wonderful creator, Angie, and hope that everyone fancies trying a bit!
Once again I threw it together but I can offer rough quantities and a definite guideline if you want to give something like this a go…
Half a head of cauliflower
Handful of nuts – I used cashews that I had already roasted
Splash of olive oil
Couple of tablespoons za’atar – optional and not wholly necessary but I liked the addition
Preheat the oven to 200C.
I milled the nuts to a fine crumb; then chopped up the cauliflower and milled that down to a fine a crumb too, then mixed both things together.
I added the splash of olive oil thinking I needed it to bind the mix but to be honest, I think it would have been fine without it.
I then added the za’atar for a bit of flavour. You could add any mix of your favourite spices and/or herbs, or just season the mixture.
I then pressed the mixture onto baking paper, making it as thin as possible without making holes.
I then blind baked the base for 25-30 minutes. Interestingly some air bubbles actually rose as it was baking!
I then smeared a thin layer of my own pizza sauce across the base and added chopped figs and crumbled goats cheese and put it back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the figs were slightly cooked and the goats cheese slightly melted.
And OMG! It was good!!!! Figs and goats cheese is always a winner, and the base was really tasty. It held together well enough to actually pick up slices and eat them with your hands :)
Where the juices from the figs had run into the centre and made the base a bit stodgy it was even better!!!!
A lovely meal with some salad leaves…I was a bit too busy eating it and enjoying it to get really good photos!! Sorry!
You could of course add your own choices of toppings and see how it turns out.
Enjoy the party everyone and have a good weekend xx