Monday, September 13, 2010

Cauliflower Pizza (Blomkålspizza for Ann's skyld)

So I was talking to a colleague of mine about food she could make for her daughter who is allergic to gluten and kinda envious of the stuff the other kids bring for lunch. So since I absolutely love pizza I figured this was the time to kill to birds, or whatever the saying is, and try out the cauliflower pizza. I followed a recipe I found on line but to cut a little back on the calories and the fat I only used half the amount og cheese, and that turned out great.

The recipe is rather simple:
2.5 dl cauliflower (riced)
1 dl cheese (I used low fat 11%)
1 egg

For those who doesn't know how to make cauliflower rice here you go: just cut the cauliflower head into smaller pieces, heat them in the microwave for a few minutes and then grate them using a food processor or a cheese grater (I think it's called - råkostjern).

For the pizza crust preheat the oven to 225C. Mix the cauliflower, cheese and egg in a bowl and spread the "dough" out in on a piece of baking paper. Sprinkle with oregano and bake the crust for app 15 minutes or until it turns golden. Take out the crust and put your favorite topping on top. I used salsa instead of pizza sauce, a little cheese, mushrooms, ham and onions on this one. Bake the pizza for another 5 minutes under grill until the cheese has melted. Bon Appetit

The result is surprisingly good, the crust is stiff enough to eat by hand and even taste great without topping as a bread stick. I tried doing some calculations and by making the crust like this the whole thing is something like 250 calories. If you compare this to the type og crust you normally buy and just put toppings on they are app 700-800 calories. So this is definitely a much better choice.


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