Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Inner Ninja Turtle is Pleased

I'm really surprised my local pizza establishments haven't filed a missing person report on me. I think I might be offended.

Anyway.

One of the gifties in my "Welcome to the Celiac Club" basket was a bag of Bob's Red Mill pizza crust mix. Since I was off dairy for a while, and since non-dairy cheese does not exist to me, it sat in my pantry until last night. I figured it had been two months since I'd enjoyed the pie, and it was a gloomy sort of day that pretty much required junk food, so I gave it a go.

'Twas glorious.

The crust mix is pretty straightforward, you just add eggs, olive oil and warm water. They even throw in a handy-dandy pack of yeast, so you get that "real" crust feel. We used some Classico pizza sauce (because I love supporting companies that list the GF status on the label!) and a few kinds of cheese. We would have put more on, but I accidentally ate half a bag of mozzarella while I was waiting for my dough to rise.

The finished product tasted really, really good. When I make it next time, I think I am going to give the crust a little longer in the oven before adding sauce, because it was a little doughy, but that might just be the consistency. Taste-wise, it was pretty epic, and even Luke, a self-proclaimed pizza snob, said he'd eat it again. Plus, I have enough left over to enjoy again tonight. Between the pizza and an ice-cold Pepsi, I almost felt like a human being again. Thanks, Bob's Red Mill, and thanks again University of Chicago. You are the gift that keeps on giving ... well, until I run out of goodies in my bag.

2 comments:

  1. I'm BFF with Bob. He makes good granola, steel cut oats and flaxseed meal.

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  2. Hi There! Just found your blog by way of Gluten Free City and I have to say I just love your band plan in your about page. If I was musically talented in anyway I'd be totally in. Perhaps I can ring a bell or play the tambourine.

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