Did Pizza originate in Italy or was it China? If you research the origins of Pizza, you will find a variety of historical claims that pizza
The story goes, during one of his many travels, Marco Polo visited China and fell in love with a baked scallion pancake made with dough using unleavened bread, oil and minced scallions. When Marco returned to Italy, he found a chef in Naples who
Marco had a creative idea and instructed the chef to place some ingredients on top of the dough before baking it. The result was a success! After a few creative adjustments to the new dish, including the addition of cheese, red sauce, mushrooms and a variety of ingredients, Italy became the proud parent of everyone’s favorite dish, pizza.
There is no real proof that this story is accurate since history has a way of adjusting its story to the tale-bearers liking. But regardless of where pizza originated, some form of this dish has become a beloved meal enjoyed in almost every part of the world.
The thing I love most about pizza is there are no hard and fast rules for making it. Since one of my daughters is a gluten-free eater and there are few pizza shops that offer gluten-free pizza crusts, I made my own using some of my favorite ingredients. However, make it your own by omitting or changing the herbs with your favorite combination for a customized crust your family will love.
Finish it with your favorite toppings or try my suggestions below for either my Roasted Chicken and
I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you’ve made it please share it with me by tagging @culinarybutterfly on Pinterest.
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- 2 cups chickpea flour
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary or your favorite spice blend
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
- 2 2/3 cups water
- 1-2 large Roma tomatoes sliced
- 1/2 cup mushrooms sliced and sauteed
- 1 cup shredded chicken pre-cooked
- 1 cup cashew sauce
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
Roasted Chicken & Tomatoes Toppings
- Preheat oven to 400° F.
- In a medium bowl, mix together flour, oil, and water until well blended. Let stand for 20 minutes.
- Pre-heat a 12 inch cast iron pan or oven-safe skillet in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in the pan and let heat for 30 seconds.
- Starting from the center of the pan, pour crust batter onto the oil, gently spreading the batter towards the edges of the pan.
- Return pan to oven and bake for 10 minutes or until crust is browned on edges, making sure the center of the crust is cooked. Remove pan from the oven and cool for 3 minutes.
- Using a spatula, spread the sauce over crust until evenly distributed.
- Layer, chicken, tomatoes, and mushrooms on top of sauce.
- Sprinkle the toppings with Italian seasoning and salt. Add more if desired.
- For the Kimchi Pizza, spread cashew sauce over pizza crust and generously sprinkle kimchi on top of sauce.
- Place pan into oven and bake for 5 minutes or until ingredients are heated through. Remove from heat, cut and serve immediately.
- Have fun and use your favorite toppings to design your pizza as you like.
Recipe by www.culinarybutterfly.com
Pizza crust recipe adapted from "Clean Eats" by Alejandro Junger