Anyone who knows me will know I’m a massive pizza lover. I love going out for pizza but my favourites are usually ones I make, it’s all about Pizza Friday! I make three different types of pizza bases on rotation; normal flour and yeast, cauliflower and gram flour (chickpea/socca).
My favourite cauliflower base is the Hemsley Hemsley flower power pizza which I’ve been making for years now, I know that they’re becoming more popular and there are lots of different recipes but this is just my absolute go to!
Tonight’s pizza was a gram flour base, otherwise known as chickpea flour or socca pizza (French street food pancake). There are different ways you can make this base, most of the time it’s done in a pan but I have found the perfect recipe and I want to share it! This is a good option if you are gluten/grain free and suitable for vegans too (obviously depending on your toppings)!
Gram Flour Pizza
Makes 2 good size pizzas
Total cooking time 25- 30 mins
Prep time 15 mins (including topping your pizza)
220g Gram flour
Pinch of salt
2tbs Olive oil
Your choice of sauce for the base (I made a sun-dried tomato paste)
Your choice of toppings
Turn on the oven to 180c.
To make the base – add the flour, water, oil and salt to a bowl and give it a good mix, leave the mixture to soak up the water while you prep the trays.
Add parchment paper to the trays and I add a little coconut oil so the bases don’t stick.
Divide the mixture on to the trays using a ladle and use a wooden spoon to spread it out into a circular shape, you want this to be about 1/4 inch thick.
Pop them in the oven for 15-20 mins (keep an eye on them). They should harden into bases with a lovely golden colour.
Take out the bases, add your topping and cook for a further 5-10 mins.
let me know if you would like the recipe for the sun dried tomato paste – easy to make and adds a bit of extra taste to your pizza!