Soft Pizza Crust
Low Carbohydrate Recipe
If you like soft, chewy pizza, here is a low carb Soft Pizza Crust version that will please you - and the oil used is heart healthy olive oil. Make a pizza with this crust to keep you from running to a pizza parlor. Regular pizza crusts are true carb killers.
1/2 cup cold water
1/3 cup hot water
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 package rapid-rise yeast
3/4 cup stone ground whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup whole almond meal
1/2 cup soy protein powder
Salt (about 1/4 teaspoon or to taste)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly oil a 14-inch pizza pan.
Combine the cold water, boiling water, and olive oil in a medium-size mixing bowl. Add the yeast and stir. While the yeast activates, combine the stone ground whole wheat flour, almond meal, soy protein powder (except for the last tablespoon), and salt in another mixing bowl; stir. Add the dry mix to the yeast mix and stir with a fork until the moisture is pretty well absorbed. Work the dough by hand until smooth (it takes a few seconds). Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for about 10 minutes.
While the dough rises, prepare sauce and toppings.
Spread the dough to fit the pizza pan and form an edge. Build the pizza. Bake for about 15 to 18 minutes or until bubbly and done. (Nutrition data below for crust only).
Recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size: 1 slice
Variation: Pizza Crust
3/4 cup soy protein powder or isolate
1/2 cup cream
3 large eggs
Seasonings (garlic powder, basil)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Mix protein powder, cream and eggs in bowl with whisk until smooth. Spread on cookie sheet. Bake 20 minutes. Can add sauce, cheese and toppings and put under broiler for few minutes, if desired.