Millet Polenta Pizza Crust Recipe

 Prep+Cook Times: 20+20 mins | Flexibility Rating: ★★☆☆☆ | Makes: 4-5 bases 

Ingredients

  • 1 C Millet 

  • 6 C Water 

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 

  • 2 tsp Salt 

  • 1 Tbsp Italian herbs (basil, rosemary, oregano, marjoram, parsley) 

  • 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast (opt.) 

  • 2 Tbsp Coconut sugar (opt.) 

  • 2 C Polenta 

  • 1 C GF Flour mix (or ½ besan flour + ½ tapioca flour) 

  • Extra Polenta for rolling crusts on 

Instructions

  1. Rinse the millet and put it in a saucepan over high heat with the 6 cups of water until boiling. Reduce the heat to minimum and simmer for another 10-15minutes or until the millet is soft. There will be much excess water which will get absorbed by the remaining ingredients.

  2. Remove from heat.

  3. Add in all remaining ingredients in order of the list and mix well until a ball of sticky dough forms.

  4. On a large piece of baking paper sprinkle a generous amount of polenta down in preparation for rolling out the first crust-to-be

  5. Portion out roughly ¼ ⅕of the dough for large or thicker crusts and a bit less to make 5 thinner or smaller crusts with. Use GF flour on your hands if you do not want it to stick as you form the dough into a smooth ball, flattening slightly onto the polenta sprinkle

  6. You may cover this with another piece of baking paper or roll it out straight from there, regularly dusting your rolling pin with GF flour or sprinkling more polenta over the dough as you go.

  7. Unlike conventional pizza crusts, this dough has plently of moisture and is at less risk of drying out.

  8. Pre-bake these crusts at 200 C for approximately 10 minutes or, if you have more time available and a dehydrator “on hand”, slide them all into the dehydrator at once and set to 95-100 C. They should be ready to make pizzas with in about 1 hr. (at present recipe revision, this time needs verification)

Notes/Tips

Could try substituting millet for quinoa, adding in some chili or cayenne spice, or even fresh herbs 

The Flexibility rating is based on: ★= recommended not to change the recipe, up to ★★★★★= all reasonable substitutions or additions should still produce a yummy result - full creative license! 

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