GF Spinach and Goat Cheese Pizza

by Jenn on August 18, 2009

in Dips and Sauces,Gluten Free,Vegetarian

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Packing and moving is hard work.  The last thing you want to eat after a day of wrapping dishes, stuffing boxes, and hauling stuff is something complicated and pretentious.  At the end of the day, my husband and I sat down on the floor (because we had sold our only futon ages ago), totally wiped out, and said we needed some easy comfort food.  Almost in chorus, we both instantly thought of the same thing – pizza!

There is something so satisfying about pizza, and yet it is one of the most elusive foods for gluten free folk.  That is because of the crust.  Traditional pizza dough relies on the gluten in the dough to hold it together – that’s why you can spin it up in the air and it will stretch and grow, and won’t fall apart or tear on you.  All the elastic properties of pizza dough that allow one to create a large thing circle of crust goodness are due to my husbands evil enemy, gluten.

I am not so expert at baking to think that I could develop my own pizza crust recipe.  So I rely on other gluten free baking greats to come up with great recipes, and I will just cook them :)  This crust is a particularly good rendition – besides, did I ever mention that Jill of Hey That Tastes Good is my GF baking idol?  This is yet another awesome recipe of hers, GF pizza crust.  And in the spirit of moving ourselves (her post here is about moving as well), I thought it was only appropriate to make her “Moving Pizza”.  Notice the paper towel for a plate? haha.  That is what you do when you realized that you packed all your plates.