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Cauliflower Pizza Dough June 24, 2012

It’s all over Pinterest these days, so I had to give it a try!  I was super excited to try this recipe!  How awesome would it be if it turned out and I had a healthier alternative for pizza!  Well, it was good, but not amazing.  So, I was disappointed.  It tasted pretty good (not as good as regular pizza dough), but I do have a few complaints as you will read below.

 

 

 

I pinned two different cauliflower crust recipes.  The first was for a cauliflower pizza and the second for cauliflower cheesy garlic bread sticks.  I made the bread stick recipe.  I noted that the directions for the crust were different in the two recipes although they called for the same ingredients and measurements.  The bread stick recipe said to steam the cauliflower and then use a ricer to create the riced cauliflower.  I don’t have a ricer (nor do I know what it is), so I used the pizza recipe which said to use the food processor and then microwave the cauliflower.

 

My husband doesn’t like cauliflower, so I decided to put this recipe together and keep the cauliflower a secret.  Well, the overwhelming smell in the house gave me away!  When I microwaved the cauliflower, the smell was very strong.  Perhaps if I steam it next time, it won’t smell as strong?!?  The house smelled for at least a day. For this one reason, I may not make it again!  I like cauliflower, but when I went to bed and all I could smell was the microwaved cauliflower, the smell was just too much for even me.

 

Also, I found that the crush was not crisp enough.  Maybe if I don’t use parchment paper next time and lay the crust in a generously oiled baking sheet it would be crispier?

 

I did love that the dough was easy to thin out and held its shape unlike real pizza dough.  I spread the dough too thin, so next time (if there is a next time), I would make a double batch and have a thicker crush.  The recipe says that one head of cauliflower yields three cups of riced cauliflower; however, my head only produced 1 cup of riced cauliflower.

 

I thought the crust tasted good, but I prefer real pizza dough.  My daughters didn’t eat it, my husband didn’t eat it, but my sister and I enjoyed it.  My sister said that she would make it again.  I’m not sure if I will try again, but if I do, I’ll update this post with any changes I make.  If you have made this recipe, please leave me a comment and suggestions.  I’d love to try again.  Did your house smell for a day?  Did your crust come out crispy?  Did you microwave the cauliflower?  Did your head of cauliflower come out to only 1 cup of riced cauliflower?  Thanks!

 

Pinterest Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878602385/

Recipe #1 – Pizzahttp://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html

Recipe #2 – Bread Stickshttp://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html

Substitutions:  I used the directions from the pizza recipe to make the crust.

Time:  1 hour

 

– Lisa

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