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Recipe

Broccoli and three-cheese gluten-free pizza

Yes, you read that right – broccoli on a pizza and it’s amazing! Nici Wickes' gluten-free pizza recipe makes it a cinch to add more of this super vege to your diet (albeit with three kinds of cheese!)

By Nici Wickes
  • 40 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 4
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This recipe first appeared in New Zealand Woman's Weekly.
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Ingredients

Gluten-free pizza base
  • 450 gram gluten-free flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 80 millilitre extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 160 millilitre lukewarm water
Broccoli three-cheese pizza
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets and stem cubed
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, grated
  • 50 gram Parmesan, grated
  • 100 gram feta, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 quantity gluten-free pizza dough (recipe above)

Method

Gluten-free pizza base recipe
  • 1
    Grease 2 oven trays and line with baking paper.
  • 2
    Sift the gluten-free flour, baking soda, salt and sugar into a large bowl. Pour in the egg, olive oil and water, then mix to combine.
  • 3
    Divide the dough into four portions and roughly knead each into a ball.
  • 4
    Working with each portion of dough, use floured hands to press and flatten, then roll out to your desired shape and thickness – I aim for an oblong shape. Transfer to a lined tray, ready for toppings. Makes 3-4 medium bases.
Broccoli three-cheese pizza
  • 5
    Preheat oven to 220-250°C.
  • 6
    Steam the broccoli until just cooked. Put in a food processor and pulse briefly to roughly chop. Mix in the lemon zest, juice and cheeses.
  • 7
    In a bowl, whisk together the sour cream, wine, cream and seasonings. Spoon this sauce over the pizza base and top with the broccoli/cheese mix.
  • 8
    Bake for 15 minutes until the broccoli is cooked and even charred in some places. Serve immediately.

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