Today I am making a gluten free, lactose free and yeast free version of Acia-sy Peasy Pizza – from the magazine Women’s Health (their May 2016 issue). Seeing as we are now in the middle of ‘Lent’ I wanted to try and find something that was healthy, but felt like it was naughty. I was going through my magazines and couldn’t find anything until I stumbled on to this beauty. Although it is called the ‘Acia-sy Peasy Pizza’, I couldn’t find or buy acia puree (a key ingredient) ANYWHERE… so in the end I changed a few things around and found a recipe, using all of the original ingredients that is pretty good. Don’t forget to check out my video at the end of this blog post!
Just to note as well, this is only for one pizza base, if your would like to know a pizza dough recipe that makes around three pizza bases check out this blog post, link here.
For the Pizza Base (for one pizza base):
170g Gluten Free Plain Flour, plus extra for rolling
1 tsp Gluten Free Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Olive Oil
For the Sauce:
1 Ripe Banana, mashed
50g Yoghurt, I like to use lacto free yoghurt (I used ASDA’s own brand)
2 tsp Cocoa Powder
1 tbsp Honey
For the Topping:
1 Banana, sliced
2 tbsp Pomegranate Seeds
Baking Tray/Pizza Tray
Large Mixing Bowl x 2
Electric Hand Whisk/Blender
Measure out all of your ingredients and preheat your oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas Mark 6. Now, cut out baking paper for the desired shape for your baking tray/pizza tray and place that to one side, you will be needing it later when you are rolling out your dough and then spray your baking tray/pizza tray with some spray oil.
Place your prepared baking tray/pizza tray off to the side until you are ready to bake.
For the Pizza Base:
Grab your first large mixing bowl, your spatula, gluten free plain flour, gluten free baking powder and your salt.
Place these ingredients into your mixing bowl and mix together until well combined.
Now grab your olive oil and water and add these into your mixing bowl.
Starting off with your spatula and eventually using your hands, mix together until fully combined. The mixture will be wet, not stiff.
Flour your surface and begin kneading your dough for four minutes. I did this by using my palms to push the dough away from me, bringing it over and back, then turning it ninety degrees to the left and repeating it again.
After this time, grab your baking paper, cover lightly with flour and roll out your dough to your desired thickness, I personally like mine to be quite thin.
If you like crust, I created mine by placing one hand in the centre of the pizza, pressing down and pushing out slightly, and then using my other hand, pushing in the dough from the outside.
When your pizza is how you want it, grab the edges of your baking paper and simply place it on your baking tray/pizza tray.
Place into a preheated oven for ten – thirty five minutes depending on the thickness of your pizza. I knew that mine was cooked because when I pressed into the middle of my pizza base, it was firm to the touch.
Now, place your pizza, still in it’s tray, on to a cooling rack to cool completely.
For the Sauce:
Grab your second large mixing bowl, your electric hand whisk/blender, mashed banana, yoghurt, cocoa powder and honey.
If using an electric hand whisk:
Place all ingredients into your large mixing bowl and mix together until well combined.
If using a blender:
Place all of your ingredients into your blender and blend together until well combined.
Once your pizza base has completely cooled, grab your sauce, pizza base, and a spatula/ladle/tablespoon.
Using the spatula/ladle/tablespoon spread the sauce over your pizza base.
Grab your banana slices and your pomegranate seeds.
Place your banana slices on your pizza however you would like.
Now do the same with your pomegranate seeds.
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Let me know what you thought of this post in the comments below, also tag me on Instagram, @vickiiesadventure, link here, and the hashtag: #bakingwithvickiie so you can show me your lovely creations! Please share this post with your friends and family if you think that they will enjoy it! Also, be sure to see my shop, link here, where you can get most if not all you need to make this creation!
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See you next time…