|I am submitting a new review on this LC pizza and bagel flour, since I cannot 'edit' my prior review of August 2012.|
After experimentation, I have come up with the perfect way to utilize this low carb pizza flour. My recipe is for 2 pizzas (I think 12 inches each)using my bread machine:
2 and 1/2 cups of LC Pizza & Bagel Flour.
2 Teaspoons of rapid rise yeast.
Some salt (to taste; I use about a teaspoon).
Two teaspoons of sweetener (I use "Just Like Sugar", found here on Netrition). Excellent stuff.
1 teaspoon of Vital Wheat Gluten (optional; but I believe it helps the flour rise).
Mix the above dry ingredients in a bowl. I use a bread machine, so I then put the dry mixture into the machine, and then add:
3/4th cup of warm water.
Two tablespoons of olive oil.
Use the 'pizza' or 'bread' dough setting (about 90 minutes). Add more water if needed; you want a nice 'ball' to develop.
When the dough cycle is finished, the dough should have risen nicely. Pull it out, cut in half, and then roll it out into shape of a pizza. Note that in my earlier review I noted that the LC recipe does not really 'roll' well. However, my new way does. You should hear some 'popping' noises as you use your rolling pin, which is good!
One problem I had (especially using a pizza stone) was that the resulting pizza crust was soggy. However, I have solved that:
I use a Lodge Cast Iron Pizza Pan (I think 12 inches). Once I have the pizza dough rolled and formed, and placed into the iron pizza pan (where I finish rolling it out into a circle) I pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees, and then bake the naked pizza dough for 10 minutes. Then, pull out the pan, let cool a few minutes (the iron will be hot) and then place your ingredients as usual. Note that your dough will have 'risen' again some in the oven. It will look wonderful!
After you have prepared your pizza, bake, again at 400 degrees, for another 15-18 minutes.
If nothing else take this advice: pre-bake the pizza dough for a firmer, dryer pizza crust. You will now have a piece of pizza you can pick up and enjoy.