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Gluten Free Pizza on the Grill

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I mentioned in another post that we did pizza on the grill.  I used this box mix.  I have several different pizza crusts I’ve tried, in the oven.  I have made pizza on the grill too.  Only I used a pizza pan.  This time I put the pizza directly on the rack.  Mostly because I wanted to make individual pizzas.  I would do it both ways again.

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This is one that tore

I think an important factor when putting them directly on the grill is not to make them too thin.  You also don’t want them super thick then they won’t cook.  And while you might think it’s a fun to do it with your kids, beware that they won’t be able to get consistent thickness and you may wind up with tearing when you put it on or flip it, which in turn will mean burning in the thin, torn areas.  🙁
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Another key point is to generously flour your wax paper/parchment so the dough will come off easily when you go to put it on the grill.

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Just cheese pizza

Keep in mind that you are going to grill twice.  Once to cook the crust and then after you put the toppings on.  Next time I will cook more on one side and a little less on the other and put the toppings on the more cooked side.

I hope this helps you in your pizza grilling endeavors!

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Product Review: Live Gfree Pizza Crust Mix

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IMG_4413So I shared a post recently about Aldi’s Gluten Free section of “Live Gfree” products. I bought several and decided to share my opinion of this product.  I believe the product cost $2.99 and is said to yield 2- 12 inch pizzas.

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The mix was easy to work with and required only 1 egg, water and olive oil.  The dough came together very nicely and had a great texture.  I actually divided it into 6 piece to make individual pizzas.  Also, as a side-note, you are suppose to let the dough rest covered for 30 minutes, but I actually forgot and it sat for about 3 hours, oops.  It was slightly dry because of this but I don’t think it affected the outcome at all.

I rolled out each individual piece on floured (GF White Flour) wax paper.  Even using the flour the dough stuck slightly, so be liberal with the flour.  Then the directions said to brush olive oil on the crust before baking.  I oiled one side then put them on the grill and then oiled the other side after they had cooked for a bit.  This was my first time grilling pizza and it was a great success.  Not without it’s learning curve, but all in all I was happy.  I will do a more in depth post on grilling pizza later.

If I was baking this in the oven I probably would have rolled them thinner, but for the grill they need to be a bit thicker, about 1/4 inch I think.

The flavor was great, no aftertaste or grittiness.  All six of us thought it was the best box pizza crust mix we have had.  I personally, thought it was WAY better than Bob’s Red Mill’s Pizza Crust.

I give this a 5 star rating on all points- taste, ease of use, cost.

 

UPDATED 2/11/16:

Makes 2- 12 inch pizza crusts

Directions on box.

1 cup warm water (110 degrees)
1 large egg, room temp, lightly beaten
6 Tablespoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine water, egg and oil then mix in bag from box.  Cover and let rise 30 minutes and then form into pizzas.

Grease pan with olive oil.  Bkae 8-10 minutes.  Add toppings and bake another 8-10 minutes.