Once a month, at work, my group has a lunch meeting and we order pizza. I’ve been ordering the gluten free pizza dough option with: portobello mushrooms, pineapple and tomatoes. I’ve been choking it down each month, but today I just couldn’t stomach it. This dry as heck over sized cracker needs some Daiya, badly. I’m so jealous of my US friends, being able to enjoy a gluten free vegan pizza at restaurants. The Pizza Nova pizza shell is just barf. It’s too hard (I used to eat the ends of a baguette; I like crunchy, but not this) and just gross. I have no interest in ever ordering one again.
Here’s what the Pizza Nova site has to say about their Gluten Free dough (click to enlarge):
Kudos that the dough is gluten free, however thumbs down on it being devoid of taste. I blame the rice flour. Maybe it’s a cost savings, but any baked good with rice flour as the main ingredient is going to be hard as a rock. I wish they would add tapioca to give it some elasticity. How did the quality control group try this and think, yeah, that’s good enough – NO! Just because it’s gluten free, doesn’t mean it has to taste like crap. Maybe basil or thyme in the crust, just something, something to make it less cardboard.
Save your money and don’t bother. Instead, make your own and use El Peto’s Gluten Free Basil and Garlic crust.
Your taste buds will be happy, also your wallet, for $4.75 you can get 2 pizza shells that are fully vegan and gluten free. Here is the ingredient statement from the website:
Ingredients: Water, Gluten Free Flour Mix (cornstarch, white rice flour, guar gum), Sunflower Oil, Glucose, Salt, Gluten Free Yeast, Basil, Garlic
Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Milk Free, Egg Free, Soya Free, Sugar Free
If you have a dead easy pizza dough recipe I’d love to see it!