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Thursday, 30 May 2019

Pizza Night ... the Low Carb Way !


One of our grandsons just adores pizza, and I'm sure he would eat it every night if he was allowed! I do like a pizza with a cheese, tomato and basil topping, and this low carb recipe is just perfect for pizza night, and can be cooked in an oven or grill.

Ingredients
Serves Two
11g net carbs per serving
Flatbread
225 ml (125 g) coconut flour
3 tbsp. (25 g) ground psyllium husk powder
½ tsp (2.5 g) baking powder
1½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
4 tbsp. olive oil or coconut oil
475 ml water, hot but not boiling
Toppings
275 g fresh mozzarella cheese
175 g cherry tomatoes
2 tbsp. fresh basil
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 pinch salt

1 pinch ground black pepper
Tips
For even more flavour, feel free to spice up the flatbread dough with extra seasonings. Garlic powder, oregano or red pepper flakes make the pizza-style base crust even more delicious.
The absorbency of coconut flour and psyllium husk changes a lot depending on what brand you use. This means that it’s best to add the hot water little by little, until you reach the desired consistency. Start with 3/4 cup and add more as you go, if needed.
If you added too much water and the dough is sticky, just add some more coconut flour to absorb the liquid. If the dough is not sticky enough, add more water.

Recipe instructions are here 


perhaps sit in the garden and enjoy 
(image from google)


Low Carb Flours
If you are just starting a low carb diet/lifestyle you may feel confused with which low carb flours to use. You may never have used any of them before and how to use them properly can be daunting. Low carb flours do not behave like wheat flour, and how to use them in your old regular high carb recipes is a common question. 
More about Low Carb Flours (and Low Carb Cake ideas) can be seen here 

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. 

All the best Jan

38 comments:

Ela said...

Delicious !!
Greetings :)

Louca por porcelana said...

I love that pizza!It is called "Margherita" here! Hugs!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I love pizza! Thanks for sharing the recipe and link for low carb flour. Wishing you a happy day and weekend ahead!

Jordi López Pérez said...

Me gusta, mucho!!! Saludos.

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks delicious! Have a great evening, Valerie

Jo said...

Pizza's a favourite here too.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Looks nice.

Anonymous said...

sounds like a good alternative!

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Looks good..Not a pizza lover myself.

Tom said...

...quite a designer pizza.

happyone said...

Pizza is one of my favorites. I could probably eat it every day too. :)

Sharon Wagner said...

I use a healthy (sort of) flat tortilla for my pizzas. At least it has less carbs.

DMS said...

Yum! I love pizza and those are some of my favorite toppings. :)
~Jess

Elephant's Child said...

Lovely, and you have reminded me it has been a long time since I have had pizza.

Christine said...

my favourite pizza! Great idea to flavour the dough.

William Kendall said...

I'd go for that.

sage said...

I may do a different topping, but that crust sounds delicious.

www.thepulpitandthepen.com

DeniseinVA said...

I enjoy pizza but only have it rarely. I would like to try this recipe but have to admit that psyllium husk powder is a new one to me. I don't ever remember it in the stores. Maybe I have to go to a special nutritional store. Thanks Jan and enjoy the rest of your week.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Delicious! There a homemade pizza dough recipe we make. It is supposed to be for 1 crust but we split it in 2 (freeze half for later use). When spread out it fills our pizza stone for a thin crust, less carb pizza.

Martha said...

Oh, I do love pizza!

Lady Caer Morganna said...

This is making me so hungry! lol

peppylady (Dora) said...

oh I miss pizza but diary and I are not friends.
Coffee is on

John's Island said...

Hi Jan, Neat blog here. I do love pizza and your blog inspires me to cook one up soon. Thanks for sharing and for your kind comments on my blog. John

ann said...

You have so much good information! Love the pizza. And thanks for the bindweed article. I had heard of boiling water! I like that idea. We are on 5 acres and have a lot of the nasty weed. Your article on acid reflux is also very informative and helpful. Thanks so much.

Chatty Crone said...

I went to your alternate flour page and the recipes look so good! sandie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I like the idea of using flatbread for the crust.

Bob Bushell said...

A low carb Pizza, it is a mouth watering treat.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I always enjoy a pizza!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Já ia uma pizza.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

mxtodis123 said...

Nothing like a good pizza.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

As much as I love a yeasty flour-based pizza crust, it would be a good idea to try some lower carb crusts. Have you tried a cauliflower crust? I've heard of them, but haven't made the leap yet.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


Just doesn't sound right.

...in my head

CJ Kennedy said...

I love pizza!

mamasmercantile said...

Nice for a treat occasionally. I am a great fan and have to look at it as a treat otherwise I would over induldge.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello everyone, many thanks for your comments.

DeniseVA asked "I would like to try this recipe but have to admit that psyllium husk powder is a new one to me. I don't ever remember it in the stores. Maybe I have to go to a special nutritional store."

Hello Denise, this is perhaps going to sound a little strange, but if you can’t find it at your store immediately, look in the health section. It’s often sold as COLON CLEANSER. That may not sound appetizing, but it works in baked goods. (You’re only using 1 to 3 tablespoons for an entire batch of bread dough, so the cleaning qualities are pretty minimal. But if you bake often, you’re going to be regular!).
Read more about psyllium husk here
https://glutenfreegirl.com/2012/07/what-is-psyllium-husk/

I think you may also be able to buy it from Amazon.

Susan Flett Swiderski asks...
Have you tried a cauliflower crust?
Yes we have, please see more here
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com/2014/10/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html

Happy Baking!

All the best Jan

Sami said...

It's been saved, looks great Jan.

angryparsnip said...

This looks so wonderful !
parsnip

Snowbird said...

Oh my, how I miss cheese. Vegan cheese is awful!xxx