#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, February 7th, 2014 14:41
#2 By: David_Aubke, February 7th, 2014 14:47
#3 By: Jennifer Howland, February 7th, 2014 14:49
I made it. I am allergic to wheat and it was pretty delicious.
The best part, though, was that my kids ate it without a complaint!
#4 By: David Forbes, February 7th, 2014 14:52
My wife makes this regularly as one of her low-carb indulgences. It works rather well.
#5 By: David_Aubke, February 7th, 2014 14:52
I don't have a very discerning palate. If it wasn't for the unique texture, I probably wouldn't have even noticed.
#6 By: Jason Andresen, February 7th, 2014 15:06
I noticed the flavor difference, but it's not horrible by any means. This is never going to win a great crust contest (unless wheat is disallowed maybe), but it's a perfectly reasonable substitute for people who want to cut back on carbs or gluten.
#7 By: Bob, February 7th, 2014 15:26
Made it a couple nights ago. I used some pepperoni, sliced mushrooms, onions and sliced Peperoncini. I had a whole huge head of cauliflower so I made a 9x12 pan and a round crust or two. Wringing the cauliflower is key.
#8 By: Samantha Lockard, February 7th, 2014 15:33
#9 By: manybellsdown, February 7th, 2014 16:04
We've done this recipe with sauce for dipping. It's very tasty, and even the veggiephobic 13-year-old will eat them. But riced cauliflower stinks to high heaven while you're making it.
#10 By: Stephanie, February 7th, 2014 16:06
Great idea, but there's a distinct and obnoxious abuse of uptalk (I think?) in this video.
Please, Mr. Narrator? Lay off the upward inflection? That would be nice? Thank you?
#11 By: heteromeles, February 7th, 2014 16:15
I've only made one so far, but it turned out quite well. It's seems this is the year of the cauliflower, but of the recipes we've tried, only one (cauliflower popcorn) didn't turn out quite well. Cauliflower pizza and cauliflower burgers with barbecue sauce are definitely on the "to repeat" list.
#12 By: Edwin Gore, February 7th, 2014 16:43
The trick is squeezing as much water as possible out of the ground up cauliflower.
Try cheesecloth, a towel, and two cutting boards. Wrap the cauliflower in the cheesecloth, wrap that in the towel, put that between the cutting boards.
Stand on the assembly and bounce gently up and down. I haven't found anything that doesn't work on yet.
#13 By: Grey, February 7th, 2014 17:08
Can someone actually descibre the texture and taste? I know they go over how it isn't like conventional pizza dough but i'm a bit frustrated that no one is describing in what way. I might try it out though, my fiancee occasionally has problems with gluten in food.
Also maybe one could add another ingredient into the cauliflower "dough"? Some vegans have you add ground nuts for a bit of texture in some recipies, not sure how well that would work here. Thoughts?
#14 By: Jason Andresen, February 7th, 2014 17:20
The one I did came out grainier and less cohesive than regular pizza dough. I don't think you would have success making this thin crust either, but I could be wrong. It just doesn't hold together as well as regular dough.
Flavorwise you don't get the toasty flavors you get from properly made pizza crust. It has its own definite flavor, but you would be hard pressed to identify it as cauliflower and it doesn't overpower the pizza.
The entire effect was one of a slightly undercooked hand tossed pizza.
#15 By: unshaved2013, February 7th, 2014 18:07
I think he's funny. Check out his "butter-potato hybrids" or "buttatos". Or check out this one:
Potatoes, the most Irish of all ingredients. By the way, indigenous to America. You're welcome, Ireland. I think you've more than made up for it by sending us all those policemen.It's comedy gold.
#16 By: David_Aubke, February 7th, 2014 18:17
My recollection is that it was like al dente pasta or firm cheese. The outer edges crisped up as in the photo. Whether my memory is accurate or not, it's not a huge departure from standard crust. Any mildly adventurous diner is unlikely to be put off.
#17 By: Brian Whittle, February 7th, 2014 20:00
A normal pizza base is fairly low fat with minimal ingredients, though this would be useful for Coeliac sufferers it is in no way more healthy
#18 By: Ian Harding, February 7th, 2014 20:45
It's not bad, but it's really bad as leftovers.
#19 By: Shane_Simmons, February 7th, 2014 21:09
I've had more than one cauliflower crust recipe, including one that has almond flour that turns out a lot like whole-wheat crust, but this sounds great.
If you cover and cook the cauliflower in the microwave, you don't have to add water that you have to remove later. It might turn out more grainy, though, I'm not sure.
Since local goat cheese might as well be gold-plated based on the price, does anyone know if cream cheese or the stuff flippantly called neufchatel would work?
#20 By: Boundegar, February 7th, 2014 22:24
I absolutely refuse to believe this. Were you holding them at gunpoint?
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