RE: Looking for a Great Pizza Recipe
Posted Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Socca Pizza is the answer to my pizza dreams:
Socca pizza crust is made using garbanzo bean flour, essentially making a chickpea flatbread, ready to smother with all your favorite pizza toppings and goodies. To make socca pizza crust all you need is a hot oven and a cast iron skillet (and if you don’t have one you can use a round baking pan, small loaf pan, even a baking sheet)
1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour
1/2 cup warm water
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
(also may add cumin, dried oregano, dried parsley, ground red pepper, nutritional yeast, onion powder, diced onion, minced garlic, black pepper, 1 teaspoon applesauce)
The trick to this crust is preheating a cast-iron skillet: Do it while the oven heats up---you want it screaming hot. That way, when you pour in the batter it immediately starts to sizzle, creating a nice, crusty bottom.
To make the batter, combine the garbanzo bean flour, water and seasonings in a bowl and wisk until thoroughly combined and smooth. The consistency should be a little bit looser than pancake batter. Put the batter into the refrigerator until ready to use - it can rest for a few minutes, an hour or even half a day). Spray a 8 inch cast iron skillet with a thin layer of olive oil cooking spray. Place the skillet in the oven and preheat the oven to 450-475°F for about 10 minutes. When the oven is preheated, remove hot skillet and pour the batter into the pan (add a little water if necessary so consistency is a little looser than pancake batter) . Bake for approx 10-20 minutes, until the top of the socca has started to lightly brown in places. Remove skillet from the oven, (if you want to, you can flip it over), add sauce/toppings (hummus, pesto, pizza sauce, vegetables, vegan cheese), and return to oven. Bake socca in the oven for 8-10 additional minutes, or until cheese has melted. (Alternatively, you could broil the pizza for 2-5 minutes.) Transfer to a plate, cut into four slices and serve!
The entire pizza crust recipe contains: 220 calories.
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