Cauliflower pizza

Don’t let the usage of cauliflower put you off this recipe. You can hardly taste that there’s cauliflower in there, and the cheese gives it a great flavour. Feel free to add some spices or herbs to the mix. This not only makes a great pizza crust, but a great base for pies and rolls with fillings, cheesy garlic bread or homemade sausage rolls. My boyfriend, who doesn’t really like cauliflower (or how many vegetables I seem to feed him), really loves this pizza. I’ve included lots of pizza topping variations so you can get creative and try different flavours out. 

INGREDIENTS
1 head of cauliflower (florets only), grated or blended
1/2 cup of cheese of your choice (such as cheddar, mozzarella, gruyere)
1 egg
Salt and pepper
Mixed herbs of your choice (optional)

GRATE, MICROWAVE, ADD, MIX, SPREAD, BAKE, TOP, RE-BAKE, SERVE…
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius. Line a tray with parchment paper and add a little oil to be sure it won’t stick.

Grate or blend the cauliflower florets until it is like a rough powdered snow. Place it in a bowl and microwave, uncovered and with no added water, for about 5 to 8 minutes.

Add the cheese and whisked egg to the cauliflower, with the salt, pepper and herbs. Mix well until combined.

Spread the dough on the parchment paper, forming into the shape you want (circle, square, rectangle, mini circles).

Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.

Remove from the oven and add your topping. Place in the over for another 5-10 minutes or so.

Remove from the oven to serve. Add some fresh basil or pesto on top. If you serve it immediately it will still be a little soft. If you wait 10 minutes til it cools a little, it will be crispy.

TOPPING IDEAS
Tomato, oregano and parmesan
Basil pesto and cheese
Mozzarella, basil and fresh tomato
Chilli, salami (pepperoni) and cheese
Garlic, herbs and cheese (cheesy garlic bread)
Rosemary and salt
Roasted peppers, tomato and cheese
Jalapeno, tomato salsa and cheese
Mushrooms, cheese and thyme
Olives, tomato and cheese
Ham, pineapple, cheese and tomato
Bacon, egg, tomato and cheese
Spinach and ricotta
Red onion and cheddar

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