Made without cream cheese, this crust is not only keto-friendly but also tastes just like pizza! Even though it’s thin, the xanthan gum helps make it sturdy enough to pick up and hold all your favorite pizza toppings. Note that the yeast won’t help the dough rise since it’s lacking sugar to activate it; it is solely included to add traditional bread-like flavor. Shred your own mozzarella from a block of cheese instead of buying pre-shredded; the latter does not melt well.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Dissolve yeast in warm water in a bowl. Set aside for about 5 minutes.
Place mozzarella cheese into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds until cheese is completely melted. Stir in yeast mixture and egg and stir to combine; mixture will not incorporate well at this point.
Stir in almond flour, xanthan gum, and salt. If mixture is difficult to mix, reheat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds to soften the cheese. Stir again until well incorporated. Using your hands, knead the dough for 2 minutes.
Place dough on baking sheet and press with your fingers into a thin crust, approximately 11-12 inches in diameter.
Bake in the preheated oven until crust is lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven, top with your favorite pizza toppings, and return to the oven for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Per Serving: 212 calories; protein 12.8g; carbohydrates 6.7g; fat 15.7g; cholesterol 49.1mg; sodium 255.2mg.
The best flavour of the flour could make a real deal to your bread. Different brands do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always rise as well as clear bread.
To made this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be make in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it night before , then finish it off the next day.