Otto's NY Style Pizza
Otto's Cassava Flour and with a little tweaking of this recipe, we have together developed this amazing NY Style pizza crust. THANK YOU Otto's for these amazing tweaks, you rock! And yes, we are both from NY so we know! This crust is yeasty, chewy, and delicious. It also happens to be nutfree. Use this crust for traditional grain free, gluten free cheese pizza or flatbread. It will hold all the toppings and is excellent with or without cheese.
Otto's Cassava NY Style Pizza
Serves: 4 (or 2 big eaters)
Prep time (includes rise time): 1 hr 15 mins
Cook time: 8-12 mins (11 is perfect)
1 cup otto's cassava flour
1 tbsp coconut flour
5 tbsp arrowroot flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic (optional)
1/4 cup light olive oil
1/2 cup warm water (approx 105-110F)
1 packet active dry yeast, OR 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1 tbsp honey
Prepare yeast mix. In a small bowl, add
warm water and honey. Mix to dissolve. Sprinkle yeast in. Mix to dissolve. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to activate. It will get foamy on top, if it doesn't yeast may be bad.
Mix dry ingredients in large mixing bowl to combine.
Lightly whisk eggs and olive oil together in a small bowl.
Add egg mixture and activated yeast to the dry ingredients.
Mix to form a dough ball. Transfer ball to an oiled bowl, cover with dish towel and set aside in a warm place (70-80F is ideal) to rise for 1 hour. It will not double in size, but it will rise a little.
Once dough has risen, preheat oven to 550F. Preheat pizza stone, baking sheet or metal pan to bake pizza on. *also bakes in a Hamikton Beech pizza oven for 15 mins
Place the dough on parchment paper. Place a piece of parchment paper over the dough (if necessary) and shape dough with your hands by pushing down (on top of parchment, so it doesn't stick) and roll with rolling pin. Flatten your pizza about 1/8-1/4 inch thin. Roll the crust thick or thin (to your liking) by shaping with your fingers and rolling the edges. Use extra cassava flour if dough is sticking.
Place your toppings on the dough. Lift the whole piece of parchment paper with pizza on top and transfer to the preheated baking sheet.
Bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes (11 is best in our opinion) until dough is firm and slightly golden, pulling out halfway and removing parchment paper. For a crispier golden crust, allow a few more minutes. Allow more time if cooking at lower temperature.