I’m bringing pizza back
Them other crusts don’t know how to act
I think you’re special cause of what you lack
You can do it too if you’ve got the knack
Sometimes you just NEED pizza. It’s delicious, comforting, and familiar. It’s one of those foods that even when it’s bad, it’s still good.
Recently I stumbled across Julian Bakery’s Paleo Pizza Crust. I thought it was expensive and didn’t have very high hopes for it actually being good but thought “what the heck” and tried it anyway.
What follows is a true account of dinner last night…
I started with the bag of pizza crust mix, some salt, and my food processor. Not pictured is the 1/2 cup of water also needed to make the crust. Yes that’s it folks… a 1/2 cup of water and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt was all I needed to add. This is so easy a caveman could do it!
After a few seconds on low, this is the ball of dough that formed:
It was ever so slightly sticky but nothing that I couldn’t work with easily. I lacked parchment paper to roll the dough out on so instead I used some foil that I sprayed with coconut oil for easy release.
After pre-heating my large bar pan from Pampered Chef, we were ready to cook the crust. I flipped my crust over onto the pan and peeled off the foil.
While it was baking in the oven for about 10-11 minutes, I prepared the toppings: grated raw milk mozzarella, Whole30 compliant marinara from Costco, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, olives, and pepperoni.
My sous chefs were waiting anxiously for some cheese or pepperoni to fall to the floor. Their patience was justly rewarded.
Then it was time to top my crust! We shall go with “rustic” to describe the shape of the crust and placement of the toppings.
While the pizza cooked for an additional 12-13 minutes, I made salads so I would feel better about my pizza consumption: mixed greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, walnuts, raw blue cheese, and Whole30-compliant Greek dressing. I also had to fend off attacks from John who put the pizza in the oven. He was using the potholders for evil and smacking me while saying “but you’re too hot to handle!” *sigh*
And then! And then! IT WAS DONE!
Not only did the pizza smell magical while it was cooking, but it tasted delicious too. You could even pick it up like normal pizza. Now if you’re diving into this expecting it to be like the brick oven style pizza from your local artesian pizzeria, you’re going to be slightly disappointed… but not too much! This is a fantastic substitute and the fact that it’s Paleo is mind blowing. I’m ordering more now just to have it on hand for when the pizza need strikes again.
I am not even going to lie… this morning I ate a leftover piece of pizza straight from the fridge and it was STiLL delicious. Shh… don’t tell anyone.