February 23

Cooking Class: Cast Iron Gluten-Free Pizza



Friday night has been homemade pizza night at our house for more years than I can remember.  Way back I made the yeast dough, but when we went gluten-free I switched to the frozen Udi's crust, and it worked for a long time.

Then during my culinary nutrition training I thought "this really isn't that nutritious, I can do it from scratch myself."  I tried the cauliflower crust, and although it was tasty, it did take effort and made quite a mess.  That was not going to work on a regular basis.  

I then found a recipe from a trusted source that looked promising, but instead of a dough which the recipe said it would be, it was a thin batter!  Not wanting to waste the ingredients, I poured it into the pan nonetheless and was pleasantly surprised by the result!

It turned out pretty similar to the frozen crust I was buying.  In addition, it was SUPER SIMPLE to mix together and cooked up quickly.  It became my go-to every Friday night! After several years of making it weekly, I don't need the recipe and I can get a pizza on the table within about 30 minutes - less time than it would take for carry-out or delivery! 

I never did try to "figure out" what I was doing wrong or how to get the results promised in the original recipe nor did I right it off as a failure and just give up.  

I went with the flow and discovered the PERFECT solution to my Friday night pizza crust situation.  Sometimes a recipe will not turn out as you expected, and that is okay!  You may just create something that actually works BETTER for you!  

If you are a fan of the deep dish doughy crust, this will not be for you, but if you are trying to find a quick, gluten-free option, and like the thinner type crust, give this one a try!  The best part, EVERY ingredient adds valuable nutrients to your diet!  

Give it a try and let me know what YOU THINK!

Mrs. Dornberg

About the author

Cheryl Dornberg, NBC-HWC, is a national board-certified health & wellness coach and culinary nutrition expert who is passionate about using the power of food to achieve optimal health and increase longevity. She specializes in motivating and empowering individuals to create sustainable & consistent dietary and lifestyle habits that support the management and prevention of chronic health conditions, increase longevity, and improve overall quality of life.


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