Caramelized Mushroom and Onion Pizza with Ricotta-Thyme Spread GF

I have been curious about trying gluten free recipes and pizza crust seemed like a perfect start.  I searched many recipes and finally ended up with one of the simpliest.  It was very easy and actually rolls out a lot less stick than regular dough. This one has a crisp texture, probably due to the quinoa flour.  The millet flour gives it a really delicious nutty flavor which pairs perfectly with the toppings.  I have been obsessed with this simple ricotta spread, it goes perfect on everything. I wanted to really put this pizza over the top and after the dough was cooked I rubbed some roasted garlic to make it like garlic bread. This is so good, I might have had it for breakfast yesterday 😉

Pizza Crust Ingredients:

1/4 cup millet flour

1/4 cup quinoa flour (I made this and millet flour in my vita-mix, use uncooked)

1/4 cup tapoica flour

1/4 cup brown rice flour

2 tsp baking powder

2/3 -1 cup almond milk

1/4 cup good olive oil

S&P

Mix dry well, then add wet.  Spread thinly on a baking sheet. Cook 425 degrees in the oven till golden brown

Ricotta Thyme Spread:

1 cup ricotta cheese

3 tbsp grated parmesan

5-10 sprigs fresh thyme (to taste)

S&P

-Mix all well, best made the day ahead

Roasted Garlic

Take 1 whole garlic clove, cut just enough of the top off so the cloves are exposed, but it is still intact.  Drop 1 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle S&P.  Roast on 400 for 10-15 minutes till the cloves become soft and slightly brown.

-Once it cools spread all the cloves on pizza crust.  Roasting the garlic takes the pungent flavor away and it becomes sweeter and more mild.

{I may have taken a piece out of the corner to make sure it was ok 😉 }

I just caramelized 4oz button mushrooms and half a Spanish onion. Spread the ricotta topping, then mushrooms and onion.Overall, I was happy with the taste of the pizza crust but I am going to continue experimenting with potato flour to lighten it up and make it “fluffier” {culinary term for you non-foodies ;)}

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