Gluten is a protein found in wheat. It’s also found in other grains, but it’s in wheat the most. It is impossible for people with celiac to digest because they are missing something in their body that allows them to digest it. In fact everyone has difficulty digesting wheat gluten but most can handle the process. If a person with celiac eats only 10 grams of gluten it can cause them serve intestinal distress. The distress means they can’t just go out and grab a pizza with friends. It takes a little planning to make a pizza that doesn’t contain any gluten. The first thing that you need is a good gluten free pizza base recipe.
You need to have a gluten free pizza base recipe because you can’t just take any recipe and substitute gluten free flour into it. That’s because the flours that don’t contain gluten have different proteins and react differently than wheat flour does. They need to have a little help to work right. You will want to make sure the recipe contains such ingredients like, rice flour, egg replacer, vinegar, xanthan gum and yeast. Once you have a basic recipe then you can tweak it to meet your tastes.
There are a lot of places that you can look for a pizza base recipe. Start by looking at blogs and websites that are dedicated to gluten free living and recipes. There are official sites that are dedicated to providing information on celiac disease. These sites also may have recipes for pizza. Because there are more and more people who realize they have celiac, and many of those people have chosen to share what they have learned along their journey your sure to find success in your search.
There are also several good wheat free cookbooks. Cookbooks can be a great resource that you can take with you wherever you go. The nice thing about all those recipes is that they have been tried out and perfected by others, so you don’t have to change anything to them.
When you have the perfect gluten free pizza base recipe you are ready to go out and make pizza to your heart’s content. There is no need for anyone with celiac to have to miss out on any of their favorites. A good recipe for pizza lets everyone have the pizza that they love without any stomach problems. It’s very easy to make a pizza that contains no gluten and everyone will look forward to eating once you have the base recipe.