A Day in the Life of a Pizza Lover
A couple of weeks ago my husband and I attempted cauliflower pizza crust for a little “healthy” family pizza night. I stunk up the kitchen, ruined a dish towel and screwed up the recipe. Would I try it again? I sure would.
This is such a great alternative to a bread crust. Certainly not the same, by any means, but a good alternative. Below is the recipe I used.
I am one of those people who think they can just skim the instructions and improvise at will. This was not the scenario in which to exercise my improv skills. I didn’t have a cheese cloth to squeeze the moisture out of the grated cauliflower, so I used a thin dish towel, which worked well. However, I couldn’t get the cauliflower smell out of the towel, so I had to toss it. My laundry room smelled for a week.
In addition, when doing this, make SURE you bake your crust before adding your toppings. Again, thinking I didn’t have to read the full list of instructions, we threw on all toppings and put the pizzas into the oven before pre-baking the crust. The crust didn’t hold up and we had to eat the “pizza” with forks.
It did end up being a fun little family dinner, we each added our own toppings. My husband did cheese, pepperoni and olives. My stepdaughter did cheese only, I tried to be cool and creative and did goat cheese and thinly sliced nectarines. My husbands was the best.
I will say that the crust had great flavor and served as a good alternative. Assuming that you FOLLOW the instructions and bake this prior to adding your toppings THEN putting back in the oven, you should end up with a great product.
We will give this another shot, when I can shake the smell of cauliflower from my olfactory system’s memory. Give the recipe a shot and let me know how it goes, hopefully better than it did for us.
Here are some great ideas for toppings
(just substitute regular crust for cauliflower crust)
Pair your meatier topping pizzas with a cabernet sauvignon, your cheesier topping pizzas with a sauvignon blanc or pinot noir and your lighter/veggie topping pizzas with a chardonnay. I drank a sauvignon blanc while I was cooking it and eating it, I don’t typically discriminate against any wine.