Pizza Time!

I'm not intending to turn this into a food blog - really, I'm not! But it is Friday and in hunting through quick recipes, I remembered my friend Oddny's pizza recipe - quick and easy and yeast and wheat free - just what I was looking for. So for any of you who perhaps haven't even decided what to make tonight, try this recipe - Oddny tells me she has it from - an Icelandic Raw Foods Queen (not quite sure how anyone can be vegetarian in Iceland...).

For the pizza dough

250 g white spelt flour

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp oregano

1-2 tbsp olive oil

125 ml hot water

Put the dry ingredients into a bowl. Mix in the olive oil. 

Add the water gradually (you may need slightly more or less to make your doughball). 

Roll out into preferred shape. 

Put onto greaseproof paper and prebake at 200˚C for 3-4 minutes. If you have to prepare anything after this, put a damp cloth on top of the dough so it doesn't dry out.

This makes about one large pizza for me.

For the sauce:

1 can tomatoes (any kind, but preferably organic) 

3 tbsp tomato puree

3-6 cloves garlic

2 tbsp dried oregano

2 tbsp dried basil

2 tbsp thyme

1 tsp salt (optional) 

pepper to taste

Mix this all together and puree - you can use it cold or simmer gently - entirely up to you. This sauce has plenty of flavour - I like to experiment with the herbs. 

Top with whatever you choose! Bake at 200˚C until done (just a few minutes until the cheese has melted).

I often double the ingredients as the sauce is sooo good and is great for anything - a quick and easy topping for gluten free lasagne for example, too! 


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