Last night I was over at Lori’s new place helping with moving furniture around, organizing, cleaning, and working on our new blog.
From all that work I started to have a craving for pizza. —> not sure why, just did
Lori mentioned she had some garbanzo bean flour and buckwheat groats that we could use, which we followed this buckwheat socca recipe as the crust just omitted the carob flour (did not think carob would mix well in a savory pizza).
It has been a long time since we have made socca, and looks like we still got the touch
As it came out perfect!
As our socca pizza crust cooled, we decided to make our creamy cauliflower as our base sauce. Then finished off the pizza with a little arugula, sliced zucchini and our favorite creamy avocado sauce.
Perfectly baked socca pizza crust. We used a combo of garbanzo bean flour and buckwheat groats as we wanted a neutral, simple flavor gluten-free crust!
As the socca crust baked, we made our homemade cauliflower sauce and creamy avocado sauce. Or you can use any sauce of your liking.
Top your socca pizza crust with your toppings and sauce, and enjoy!
In under a hour you have yourself a super easy, healthy dinner that is full of fiber, protein, and healthy fats.
Dinner is served. Promise you will enjoy this simple version of our beloved gluten-free flatbread.
We love our avocados! We used our creamy avocado sauce as additional topping. YUM!
Purelytwins recipe: simple socca pizza crust with creamy cauliflower + avocado sauces
Bakes: 30-40 minutes
Makes one 10 inch socca pizza
Ingredients for crust:
- 3/4 cup garbanzo bean flour (we used Bob’s Red Mill brand)
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour (made from raw buckwheat groats, ground in Vita-Mix till flour texture)
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes (optional)
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil ** for the pan
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Make your buckwheat flour. (Place buckwheat groats into Vita-Mix or food processor and blend till you get a flour like texture) You can use more garbanzo bean flour or another flour of choice if you would like.
Place all dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix together. Then add in your 1 1/4 cups water and stir til combined. Set aside.
Grab a 10 inch pan (a 12 inch pan would work too, just will be a thinner crust pizza base) place your olive oil into pan and place into hot oven. Let the oil warm-up for about 1-2 minutes. Remove from oven and pour your pizza socca batter into hot oiled pan.
Place back into hot oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes.
Let cool a little before flipping out of pan. Then top with your toppings and sauce of choice.
We topped our simple socca pizza with our cauliflower sauce, arugula, zucchini slices, and creamy avocado sauce.
Guess you can say we had ‘green’ on our minds, as this dinner had no other color but green. Adding in some red tomatoes would have been a nice visual appeal. Maybe next time.
Now I know this pizza is not like a typical pizza, but that is ok. I really did not miss the cheese as the two sauces were a perfect touch in my opinion. My pizza craving has been satisfied! Sometimes you just have to be a little creative in the kitchen to make something amazing even if it is a little different.
Twins Question: Do you like making homemade sauces? Any favorites sauces you would like to share?
Lori and I love making homemade sauces as they usually can be whipped up in minutes.
till next time,
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