A while back I did cauliflower pizza. All the hype made me so curious I knew I had to try it. It was a disaster and it literally crumbled. I have since researched plenty of recipes.
Getting the pizza steel from the Pizza Steel company made me think it was time to create a recipe that would work. I couldn’t find a recipe that I felt was 100% right so I created one.
I did hold my breath when moving the pizza to the plate and I was so happy when it worked. I liked it so much I want to share it with you.
preparation time 5 minutes
cooking time 5-7 minutes
oven 210C or 410F and 250C or 482F
The pizza base
- 1/2 medium cauliflower
- 1/2 dl or 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 small egg or 1 egg yolk and 2 tsp egg white
- 3 tbsp corn starch
- 1 dl or 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1 shredded fresh mozzarella
- 1/2 dl or 1/4 cup caramelized onion
- fried mushrooms, chopped and pan fried with soy sauce and mirin
- chilli oil
Rinse and roughly chop the cauliflower. Spread it out on a roasting tray with the desiccated coconut. Melt the coconut oil and scatter it over the cauliflower. Roast until it is slightly dry and roasted. Turn it every now and then. If you want cauliflower rice, add some salt and pepper and this is ready to serve.
Mix the slightly cooled cauliflower with corn starch and the egg. Divide the “dough” in two. Flatten each dough as much as possible with your hands and last place some clingfilm over and use a rolling pin. Make sure the dough sticks together.
Let it sit for a minimum of 30 minutes in the fridge to set.
Add the toppings and bake the pizza for about 5 minutes, you might want to keep it in a little longer but keep an eye on it.
I added some pepperoni to the second pizza.
This cauliflower base worked a lot better that my previous attempt and the steel cooked the pizza nicely. It was very filling and the crust wasn’t as thin as it would be with regular pizza dough but it was still delicious and it it absolutely tasted like pizza, perhaps slightly healthier.
I am bringing this to Angie’s Fiesta Friday, no week is the same without it! Come and join us, have a look at some truly delicious foods and hook up with other foodies!