The best pizza crust recipe is one that you eat by spoonful.
That’s why we’ve created a pizza crust that is light and fluffy, perfect for a summer or winter celebration.
We use flour, a gluten-free option, and baking powder to create a crust that doesn’t require any special ingredients or equipment.
To make a crust for this recipe, you’ll need: 1 1/2 cups of flax meal (from Trader Joe’s) 1/4 cup of flaked oats 1/3 cup of almond meal 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/16 teaspoon ground ginger 1/6 teaspoon ground cloves 1/5 cup of milk 1/12 cup of water to make the crust 1/1 cup of butter (optional) Make the crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flax, flaked and roasted oats, almond meal, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
In another bowl, add the milk and water, whisking constantly until the dough forms a ball.
Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the oven for 15 minutes.
Using a large cookie scoop, shape the dough into a ball about 1/10 of an inch thick.
Use a spatula to press the dough down into the center of the pan.
Place the pan on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or a silicone mat if you prefer, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the edges of the crust have browned.
Remove the crust from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
Let cool on a rack until you are ready to use it.
For the topping: Melt the butter and add the flour.
Using the back of a wooden spoon, mix until well combined.
Using your hands, gently brush the flour mixture onto the top of the pie crust, about 1 1 /2 inches down the sides.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the dough comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool completely.
For filling: Using the parchment paper or silicone mat, press the filling into the crust.
Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes longer.
Remove and allow to cool completely before filling.
Recipe Notes: If you’re using a silicone-based filling instead of flour, add some more milk to the dough if needed to ensure a moist, flaky filling.
If you like your crust too thin, add more water to the crust if necessary.
This recipe is part of the “The Ultimate Dessert Recipes” series on The Post’s Food & Wine blog.
It includes recipes for pies, desserts, muffins, cakes, cookies and other desserts.
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