So I recently tried a recipe for pizza crust made from cauliflower and I really wasn't that happy with the results. It stuck to the pan and I thought the it was too many calories with so much mozzarella in it. Last night I decided to try my own recipe. I have seen chefs make sculptures out of baked Parmesan cheese so I decide to replace some of the mozzarella with Parmesan, fat free mozzarella and nutritional yeast (used frequently in vegan recipes as a cheese replacement. I also changed the whole eggs to egg whites only. I am very very happy with the results. The texture was perfect. So bread-like that if you didn't know it didn't have flour in it, you would never have guessed. I am also going to use these for sandwiches, like you would pita bread. I am also going to try doing another batch with different flavors, maybe curry. Here is the recipe. Enjoy!!
I did a huge batch that made three 9 inch crusts and four garlic breadsticks.
4 cups of riced raw cauliflower (see below)
1 cup of egg whites
1 cup of nutritional yeast (you might have to go to a health food store for this)
1 package of Kraft Fat Free Mozzarella (1 3/4 cup)
1/4 of regular Mozzarella
1 cup of grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
seasoning of choice I used basil and an Italian herb mix
To "rice" the cauliflower: I did this with my Cuisenart with a grating blade. I have read that you can use the "s" blade or hand grate with a cheese grater. It should look like this.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Measure out 1 cup for each pizza crust on a parchment paper lined baking sheet (I recommend this instead of spraying the pan because I tried that and it stuck!). Press mixture into a flat circle as thin as you can get it without having holes. For the bread sticks, divide the remaining mix into 4 equal portions and make 6 inch logs on a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with herbs.
Bake crusts for 20 min and carefully turn over and bake for another 10-15 min. They will look like this when done. The bread sticks take 30 mins and you do not turn them over. These browned perfectly.
To make pizza, top crust with sauce, toppings, and fat free cheese. Place under broiler until cheese is melted.
Serving size is 1 cup.